How to install fiber optic cable and split it in two

Written by greyson ferguson | 13/05/2017
How to install fiber optic cable and split it in two
(fibre optic computer cable image by Andrew Brown from

More and more cable providers are beginning to offer fibre optic television service. Fibre optic cables provide faster connections than standard cable connections as the cables are made up of a roll of circular fibres coated with a reflective substance. If you have fibre optic cable inside your home, it is possible to install a cable into the home input then split the signal so you can connect the signal to two different television hookups.

Insert one end of the fibre optic cable into the "In" port accessible through your wall. This is an installation point similar to a coaxial cable, telephone line or electrical socket.

Connect the opposite end of the cable into the single end of the fibre optic cable splitter.

Attach the two remaining cables onto the two open ports on the fibre optic splitter.

Insert one of the free ends of the fibre optic cable into the "In" port on the receiver. Repeat the same process with the second cable into the second cable receiver.

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  • Fibre optic cables (3)
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  • Fibre optic cable receivers (2)

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