How to Install Fiber Optic Cable and Split it in Two (4 Steps)

By Greyson Ferguson

Fiber optic cables are linked to connectors using epoxy glue.
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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.

Step 4

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.