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Telephone / internet / sky sockets / cable / home networking

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Telephone / internet / sky sockets / Virgin cable / home networking
Mr A would like to put in the above sockets around the house. The wires will be dug into the walls, run under floor boards etc.
Can advice the following:
1. what wires are required and give me links of where i can order them on the internet.
2. what socckets are required and give me links of where i can order them on the internet.
3. I'm having Virgin media installed but there is a delay with installation but i would like to run the cable whilst the renovation work is undertaken. where can can i get fibre cable compatible with Virgin media services?

Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority.

Sorry to hear you’re having trouble.

1) For telephone/internet/networking you can (and should) use cat5 or cat6 cable for each of these:

For virgin:

2) Ethernet sockets:

Coax sockets: or

3) You wou8ld not run your own fibre, they won't support it. They typically do fiber to the curb or junction box, then coax or ethernet from there.

If they need to put fiber inside, they would do their own. If you are wiring up a central closet or hub for this purpose, put in an empty conduit to the outside junction box location and they can pull fiber of their own through that.

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