Some clarification here regarding POTS and Internet and the impacts of the multitude of options available for Phoneline and Internet combinations:
True Dryloop: Copper wire or Fiber Op Internet service with NO phone line at all.
Dryloop 2: Copper or Fiber OP Internet service with No phoneline service via Copper of Fiber OP. Consumer could have phone service via VOIP or Cable Phone service.
Common Issues: 1)Cable installers commonly cut the old 'phoneline' at the DMARC, which stops the Internet service from working (this is the most common issue). 2) Cable installers commonly wire up all jacks to work with the new phone service, which means no jack allocated to your Dryloop service (this also happens with VOIP services installed at the DMARC)
Wetloop 1: Both Internet and Phone are provided by the same company and both are on Copper/Fiber OP lines.
Common Issues: If the phone service goes down, usually the internet will go down as well.
Wetloop 2: Internet and Phone both on Copper/Fiber Op with each service provided by a different provider.
Common Issues: Most often on a porting the Phone service from Wetloop 1 to Wetloop 2, the new phone provider will take over the entirety of phone circuit, which means the Internet service is no longer coming into the house, and if it does, it won't be provisioned properly. In most cases, the best way to avoid this issue is call your Internet Provider after you have placed your order to move your phone line over, in order for them to to be able to see the wireline transfer request and provision the service on the same circuit.
Nem, who provides this as a public service message.
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