How to Install Fiber Optic Cable and Split it in Two

by Greyson Ferguson
fiber optic computer cable image by Andrew Brown from

More and more cable providers are beginning to offer fiber optic television service. Fiber optic cables provide faster connections than standard cable connections as the cables are made up of a roll of circular fibers coated with a reflective substance. If you have fiber 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.

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Insert one of the free ends of the fiber 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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  • fiber optic computer cable image by Andrew Brown from

About the Author

Greyson Ferguson is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in film and television. He currently resides in Lansing, Michigan where he works on independent film projects and writes for numerous publications. Ferguson primarily focuses on computer and electronic articles. Greyson produces, focusing on only upbeat news stories with daily updates.

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