Fiber Internet is installed by utilizing a dedicated fiber optic cable (often called a drop) that connects a nearby distribution terminal to an optical network terminal (ONT), usually placed inside the business itself. Once the equipment has been physically installed, the Internet service is configured by our Test and Turn-Up team on one of the ports of the ONT. This port is then connected to either your firewall or router, or Metronet Managed Router. Please note, even if an ONT has multiple unused ports, they may not be configured to provide Internet service.
Articles in this section
- How do I check my ONT (Optical Network Terminal) for connectivity?
- What is a VPN?
- What is DNS? What is reverse DNS?
- What is ARIN and do I need to register?
- What happens to my IP address if I move or change my Internet Service Provider (ISP)?
- What is the difference between a "single static IP" and a "block" lease?
- Do IPv6 and IPv4 addresses look different?
- What is IPv6, and do I need it?
- What is the difference between a dynamic IP and static IP?
- Why would I need a static IP address?