Do I need all this coax for Fios?
May 16, 2014 11:32 AM Subscribe
Yay--we bought a house! The house has what seems like miles and miles of coaxial cable in every room. I'm trying to figure out if we actually need it or not.
posted by DiscourseMarker to Home & Garden (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The house has a Verizon box in the basement with the Fios logo, so I'm assuming that's what the previous owners had (and the Verizon website confirms Fios is available in our neighborhood). We are strongly considering Fios for Internet (only Internet, we are not getting any cable TV or phone). I have only ever had cable internet before, so I am not clear on how Fios works once it is in the house.
Every single room seems to have coax in it--I have no idea why, I guess they had lots of TVs? Almost all of our devices are wireless, so I just need a few places with wired connectivity to connect to my routers. Is the coax what will carry the Fios signal in the house? If so, can I use my existing cable modem, or do I need something different for Fios (I have not been able to figure this out from the Verizon website). Or, alternatively, is there something better to carry the signal (Ethernet?) to the wired hotspots?
Basically I want to get rid of some of this coax, because it is in the way, but I wasn't sure if I can get rid of all of it, or if we will need it for Fios in some rooms.