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How to know if there is glass fiber reaching the apartment?

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We are moving into a new home soon and I wanted to set up the internet connection in advance. I spoke with the current tenant whether there is glass fiber reaching the apartment, but he did not know. He sent me pictures of the port, but it did not look like fiber and there was no OTO-ID.
According to Swisscom site, there is fiber connection reaching the building, but I cannot find out whether there is one reaching the apartment. The landlord agency also do not know that.


Any ideas how I can figure out and also how long does it usually take the provider to get you surfing?
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Old 18.07.2017, 14:45
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Re: Hiw to know if there is glass fiber reaching the apartment?

If the home owner and the provider don't know. You are only left with a visual inspection yourself.

We had a few moves and we always upfront gave the provider the dates, and they always switched at the perfect moment for us.
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Re: Hiw to know if there is glass fiber reaching the apartment?

Are we talking about the city of Zurich?
Than you can also check here: https://avc.zuerinet.ch/

They may have to bring up the cable from the basement to your apartment.
If that is the case you will need a simple confirmation that the landlord is o.k. with that. There should be no extra cost. At least in the City of Zurich as it is paid with tax money, additional cost may occur at other places.

The fiber network in the City of Zurich is an open one. Apart from Swisscom other provider also offer various services http://www.meinzuerinet.ch/#service-provider. A particular good offer is the Fiber 7 from Init 7 for 777 CHF/ year giving you an 1 Gigabit symetric connection. https://www.englishforum.ch/tv-inter...97-fiber7.html
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Re: Hiw to know if there is glass fiber reaching the apartment?

Thanks for the replies. I just called the provider. They checked in their system and confirmed all apartments have fiber in the building, so it should be OK now.
I picked green.ch. They have a decent offer for 59 CHF per month 100Mbit/100Mbit. 1 Gbit is cool, but too much in my view, I do not believe I would really utilize it entirely.
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I picked green.ch. They have a decent offer for 59 CHF per month 100Mbit/100Mbit. 1 Gbit is cool, but too much in my view, I do not believe I would really utilize it entirely.
That is 708 CHF/per year. 10x more speed costs you only 10% more.

More important than that is to cancel and get the the UPC Cablecom TV socket sealed. That saves you around CHF 30 per month

See: https://www.englishforum.ch/daily-li...nted-flat.html
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Re: Hiw to know if there is glass fiber reaching the apartment?

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Thanks for the replies. I just called the provider. They checked in their system and confirmed all apartments have fiber in the building, so it should be OK now.
I picked green.ch. They have a decent offer for 59 CHF per month 100Mbit/100Mbit. 1 Gbit is cool, but too much in my view, I do not believe I would really utilize it entirely.
Will you be having a 24 months contract with them?
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24 or 12, you can choose, 3 month notice period.
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Thanks for the replies. I just called the provider. They checked in their system and confirmed all apartments have fiber in the building, so it should be OK now.
I picked green.ch. They have a decent offer for 59 CHF per month 100Mbit/100Mbit. 1 Gbit is cool, but too much in my view, I do not believe I would really utilize it entirely.

Don't like to rain on your parade but some didn't have such a good experience

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Re: How to know if there is glass fiber reaching the apartment?

Okay, so I signed with Iway more than a week ago, but they are very slow at responding. Once registered online and ordered service, I received an email from them saying that they find fiber connection reaching the property and they request OTO-ID. However I am unable to find the box with the OTO-ID (I still don't live in the apartment, but we checked together with the current tenant). The only box we could find is the one in the living room reaching the router and it has no OTO-ID on it. I responded the same to them. Even I sent them a picture. And after one week of waiting, they ask me again the same question, although I called them twice in the meantime asking for status, which they were unable to provide over the phone as the guy just kept saying, you will receive an email.


Is there something I am missing? My understanding is that the box with the OTO-ID should be in the apartment, not outside in the hallway, or the basement.
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