Once you’ve chosen a fiber-optic internet provider and signed up for fiber internet service, you’ll need to schedule the installation. You must be home for this appointment, as the installer will need access to both the outside and inside of your home.
During the appointment, the technician will install a small utility box called an optical network terminal (or ONT) outside or inside your home. The tech will then run a cable from a nearby equipment box to the ONT, which will carry the fiber-optic connection from the larger network to your premises. Once the terminal box is hooked up to the network, it will be linked to your router through an Ethernet connection.