Currently the telecom (underground) cable comes out on the southern side of the property - by the kitchen. What I don't understand is what is required for cabling the property within the house. As it's a fairly new place I don't really want to end up with ugly plastic channels all around the place.
According to telecom most people would have the fibre router placed near the TV. Why? We have Freeview from the roof antennae and even if we had Sky it would still be an antennae - which currently has outlets in the living room and master bedroom. I can't see anyone launching cable TV anytime in NZ - or is that now on the cards?
My existing wireless modem is in an upstairs bedroom which I use for an office (I work from home). It covers the house - but I prefer it in the room, so I can reach over and reboot as required. I assume fibre will also need an occasional reboot - so is there any issue with having the ONT box in a first floor bedroom (it has an external south facing wall too).
I presume I'll need a new wireless router - or is that part of the telecom package (they seem unclear on that).
When the copper goes away (this year?) What's the deal with phones. Currently we have 2 one upstairs, one downtairs - will they need to be replaced with VOIP phones? Will the existing phone jacks (in every room in the house) - become redundant? Do we need to replace these with new cabling - or can the phones just be wireless (we barely use the home line anyways).
I guess that's the end of being able to make a phone call in an emergency without power?
Just trying to work out whethher the free install would be worth it or whether i'm going to end up with several hundred dollars of electrician bills as well?