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I am interested in switching from Shaw Cable Internet/TV to Telus Fiber/Optik TV.
My townhouse recently had the fiber terminated in a first floor closet next to my front door with no modem or ONT installed. The issue is I'd need a hardwired Ethernet connection off the modem, which will need to be in a bedroom 2 floors above this closet so I can connect it to my own router. I cannot use wireless Internet due to the needing low latency and packet loss for gaming. I am also not interested in MoCA due to the speed and other limitations. I was told by the contractors doing the terminating run to inquire about Invisilight, a clear fiber cable that may be able to be run from the termination point along the ceiling into the bedroom where the Modem could be placed. Is there a way to get a quote on installation using this product? I don't see a direct contact form anywhere.
Alternatively, if Invisilight is not an option would Telus do a 1 cable Cat5E/6 wire drop from the upper bedroom with my PC/router to the first floor termination point?
A few comments:
I’m surprised they are using SFP in the T3200M, simply because it is usually not affixed to a permanent location, allowing for damage to the Fibre Optic cable as folks mess about with it.
I'm surprised (well not actually) that Telus doesn't use better (or at least some) strain relief device to help protect the fibre cable between the thicker cable sheath and the router. It would be best if they were able to pull the fully sheathed black cable all the way to the demarc near to the router. Failing that they should provide strain relief wherever the fibre cable might be subjected to bending or kinking. Simply coiling the cable and securing it with a few tie downs is not much protection.