The Local Fibre Company (LFC) installer will arrange a pre-installation appointment referred to as the site scope visit.
At this time, the installer will discuss appropriate options for the fibre installation, usually underground or aerial, that best suits your premises. They will discuss where the External Termination Point (ETP) is located that connects the fibre from the street to the house and where the Optical Network Terminator (ONT) will be located in your home.
Once the installation plan is agreed, you sign a contract and the installation is scheduled.
If you are in a shared situation, the LFC will make the fibre available to everyone, but will only install into your home. This means that in the future your neighbours can install fibre to their homes.
The LFC covers the cost of most residential properties. This includes connecting your property to the fibre network in your street, reinstating any surfaces that have been disturbed, installation of the ETP, installation of the ONT and connecting to your new modem.
There are some costs to be aware of; if you require additional power plugs for the installation, requesting another installation option, moving the ONT after installation or additional hard wiring for fibre sockets.
Check your installation plan with your LFC thoroughly before signing.