I've been reading the forums for how to go about getting a splitter installed to get improved broadband speeds and reliability. For others unfamiliar with splitters, my understanding (please correct me if I have this wrong) is that splitters are inserted before your phoneline jacks, resulting in a dedicated jack that can only be used for internet access. By bypassing all the internal phone jack wiring, you get a less noisy connection.
i spotted this thread:
According to that, sounds like Chorus will charge something between $199 and $300 for getting one installed.
Looking on telecom's wholesale pages about VDSL2, it says:
It is recommended that screened Cat.5e STP cable is used between the VDSL2 compatible splitter and the modem.
In preparation for VDSL2 I think I'd like to do that. Does this mean that they'd end up installing a RJ45 style jack right in the wall? If I rang Chorus to do the install, would they be equipped to do this?
Finally, I'm worried about getting new holes cut in walls, but I don't want cables run around doors or edges of walls either. Ideally, I'd like to get the internet jack (hopefully an RJ45 style plug) on the same face plate as the phone line. If I bought this faceplate (looks similar to what I have now, except no RJ45), do you think they'd be willing and able to replace my existing office phone jack faceplate with that? Or do I need to go with a local tradesmen for this instead?