Network Interface Device (NID)
The NID is the most basic demarc. The fiber technicians install the NIDs outdoors, giving technicians 24/7 access. A standard, residential NID is small and weatherproof, and it includes fiber termination, a test jack, and circuit protection.
Optical Network Terminal (ONT)
An ONT is a demarc that directly communicates with an internet service provider with fiber optic cabling. Our installation technicians connect cabling from the NID on the outside of your home to the inside where they will connect the ONT. The ONT is the device that handles the Wi-Fi and hardline connections that connect you to the internet.
The ONT transmits on a 100% fiber optic network at the speed of light. The ONT converts these signals into electrical signals that your devices can understand. Additionally, any signals that you send out (such as uploading a video, sending an email, or making a phone call) are sent the same exact way. Thus, providing fast and synchronous upload and download speeds.