Installation booking & rescheduling an appointment
When you are placing your order, we will gather as much information as we can to pass to our specialist planning team, who will refine the plans and organise for the work to go ahead. If the work is more complex due to distance to the road or accessibility issues, it is likely a surveyor will visit your property to survey the surrounding equipment and agree a solution and route with you.
However, we will let you know if any checks are required as part of your order and will take care of any arrangements that need to be made. Once these checks have been completed, we will get in touch to confirm your installation date.
If there is likely to be any delays, we will always keep you informed and aim to get you set you up as quickly as we can. If you need to reschedule your appointment, please contact our customer service team on 028 90993230 and we can help find a more suitable time slot.
How long is the installation process?
The average time to get your service setup and activated is 10 days for properties in urban areas and 20 days for properties in rural areas with no network issues. However, this is subject to various conditions. Sometimes an engineer may need to run a few checks or survey your property to see if there is any additional work needed to get your connection set up. Depending on the complexity of work required, your installation may take longer.
We will let you know if any checks are required as part of your order and will take care of any arrangements that need to be made. Once these checks have been completed, we will get in touch to confirm your installation date. If there is likely to be any delays, we will keep you informed and aim to get you set up as quickly as we can.
What is involved?
Every installation is different depending on the complexity of work to be conducted. However, your engineer will talk to you about any work that is required before it is carried out. If your property requires additional work, a surveyor will visit your property and agree the best route. This may be overhead from a nearby telegraph pole or underground in an existing duct.
If additional poles or civil engineering work is required, this may be carried out prior to your installation date. Also, if your cable runs underground, we may have to carry out excavation work around your property. We aim to make this as unobtrusive as possible, and we will reinstate this to a high standard. However, there may be slight differences in surface coatings due to age and previous wear and tear.
On the day of your installation
- An engineer will visit your property within the confirmed time slot we have given you to install the new line. Someone over the age of 18 (who can agree route and completion of install) will need to be home for the appointment slot as well as few hours after in case your engineer arrives towards the end of the slot.
- A cable that connects you to our Full Fibre network will fitted on the outside of your property. A small hole will be drilled on the outside of your home to connect this cable to the powered wall mounted unit inside your home.
- A wall mounted unit will be installed in your home and connected your router. The wall-mounted unit and router will need to be close to each other. Your router will also need to be placed near a power socket.
- Once connected, the engineer will test the connection using one of your devices.
Tips on the best location for your router
- If you chose our phone service, please be aware your phone will plug directly into the router and not a separate phone socket. This may influence where you decided to place your router in your home
- Think about the position of your router to reduce the number of walls slowing down your signal. If you can eliminate even one wall between your workspace and the router, you can drastically improve performance
- Keep your router on show - avoid hiding it in a cupboard or on the floor, where the WIFI signal will be obstructed.
- Try avoid having your router near a window – your hub broadcasts WIFI in all directions and half of your signal will go outside, rather than your home
- Don’t put the router behind your TV or near metal objects - they can reflect and disperse the signal
- It can even help to elevate the router—mount it high on the wall or on the top shelf to get a better signal
- If your house covers a large area or depending on the make up or construction of your house, you may want to consider a WIFI booster to improve signal range.
Do I need to be there on the day of survey and install?
Someone over the age of 18 will need to be present on the day of installation to agree the route of installation and the end location of the router.
How long does it take before the service is live?
Your service will be live on the day of your installation. An engineer will ensure this before leaving your property by performing a speed test from one of your devices. They will also show you how to connect your router and where to find your password.
Do I need to pay for my installation?
Standard installations are free.
Will you remove my previous broadband equipment?
No, we do not remove equipment supplied by previous provider.