Why Not Exterior Mounted ONT
After reviewing the Cox site for Gigablast installation, I decided my best type of Optical Network Terminal (ONT) installation would be the following when considering existing wiring and power options at my home.
The ONT is placed in a weather-proof box, and then mounted to an outside wall on the exterior of the home. Do not attempt to open this box.
On the date of installation, the tech arrived and wanted to install my ONT inside my house, which would place it in my bathroom closet. I said nope, and told him I wanted an exterior wall mounted ONT, near to my cat 5e cables and power. That seemed perfect for me, rather than inside a bathroom closet with no power.
But, for some reason, Cox simply cancelled my work order without explanation. Why does Cox list exterior wall mounting as an option, but doesn't actually do an exterior wall mounted ONT???