I'm not sure this is the right place to ask but...
I'm working on installing network and telephone wiring in a office rental property (I'm working for the landlord) The networking is going fine but I'm a bit lost with some of the phone side. Ultimately what I need to know is what is it going to take (cash and time) to get 6 phone lines hooked up? I can tell from looking at the old stuff that there has been at least 3-4 lines hooked up (but not active until the renter sets that up with Verizon) at some point and looking in the phone box on the side of the building, I can see a bundle of 6 twisted pairs that I think goes to the telephone pole, so I'm hopeful that everything is in place so they can just turn it on back the the switch room. The problem is I'm not knowledgeable enough to be sure.
I'd really like a reference I can read up on that would answer my questions because I'm sure I'll have more soon enough.
- Should Verizon have on record how many lines (all inactive right now) are installed to some address?
- Are all 6 wire pairs in the box telephone lines, or might one pair be power/ground? (All but one have one white wire.)
- Might some of those pairs not be hooked up at the power pole?
- What will the phone company have to do to hook up the lines? Change a setting in the switch room? hook up some wires on the outside of the building? Hook up some wires on the pole?
- Will the cost and hookup time depend on the answer to the above?
- Where is the point of presence and can I hook to it even if the isn't active yet?