High-Performance Internet & Networking

Your Steps for Ethernet Service Readiness

Ethernet Service Pre-Installation Overview

While every customer site is unique, there are several tasks and steps you can take prior to your Ethernet installation to help minimize delays and complications. Here you will find an informative video and other tools to help you understand these tasks and how you can prepare your environment, so that your CenturyLink Ethernet installation runs smoothly.

What is this Pre-Installation Site Readiness and for whom is it intended?

This site is intended to address common questions and answers for the business owner or technical staff that has responsibility for overseeing the physical installation of the Ethernet service related to a CenturyLink Ethernet service. This information will help whether the end Ethernet service is utilized for CenturyLink services like Metro Ethernet, or Ethernet Local Access for services such as Managed Office, Managed Office Essentials, Hosted VoIP, or IQ Networking.

My Ethernet Installation Checklist

To ensure you are ready for your Ethernet installation, use this checklist as you watch the video to take notes and confirm you are familiar with the location and availability of these items. If these elements are missing or inadequate, or you are unable to locate them, your installation may be delayed and incur additional costs. Please refer to the appropriate questions and answers below for additional information.

Building Conduit

Building Entrance Facilities

Available Backboard Space or Data Equipment Rack

Building Telecommunications Room's Demarcation Point

Building Telecommunications Room's Space and Power (Dedicated 110V Receptacle)

Building Telecommunications Room's Grounding

Building Inside Wiring

Building Local Area Network (LAN) Connections

  • Standard RJ-45 Connector
  • Standard Single-Mode Fiber Connector
  • Standard Multi-Mode Fiber Connector

General Questions You May Have

Got a question? Choose a selection below to read FAQs related to the following products & services:

  • Metro Ethernet
  • Managed Office
  • Managed Office Essentials
  • Hosted VoIP
  • IQ Networking

Pre-Installation and Site-Preparedness

During Site Installation

Post-Site Installation

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