Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to know about the installation process in my home?
The installer will contact you and schedule an installation appointment at a mutually convienient time. Installations typically take 2-3 hours. An adult who can make decisions about the installation and authorize any work that may occur. will result in additional cost to the homeowner must be present for the installation. The fiber optic cable will be brought from the pole line to your home and will enter your home where your existing utilities are located. The technician will then set up the interior electronics.
Terms and Conditions
The following are some of the general Terms and Conditions of Use for installation of Residential Broadband Service:
- An adult 18 years of age or older must be present during the installation of services.
- Customer will be responsible for the installation of necessary conduit if none is available.
- Payments 30 days past due will result in termination of service. A reconnection fee of $10.00 will be charged for any service disconnected due to non-payment.
- Pets must be restrained or otherwise kept away from the installer(s) until work is complete.
- Electronic equipment is and shall remain property of Matrix.
- Failure to allow for equipment removal upon termination of services, or damaged equipment, shall result in a $500.00 fee.
- Internet service and fees will be billed on a monthly basis.
How can I prepare my home for Matrix Fiber Installation?
Electrical outlets: There must be an electrical outlet within 6 ft of where your optional
Who do I contact with any service/billing questions?
The best way to contact us would be to create a Service Ticket using the Customer Portal. If you have not created an account on the customer portal or if you're having trouble Login into the portal, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, phone number, and the correct email address you'd like to use.
Who do I contact if my service goes down?
In the event that you have a service outage, please contact us either by creating a ticket on the Customer Portal (if you can find an area to use internet service), sending us an email at Customersupport@matrixconnectedfiber.com, or Calling (978)-756-5926 and Pressing 3 to report an outage by leaving us a voicemail. If this occurs during our normal business hours which are 9 AM-4 PM Monday-Friday please press 1.
What is the calling area if I opt for a VoIP line?
All of the US and Canada. International calling and 900 service calling are blocked because of potential fraud.
Can VoIP service be used with a home alarm system?
Home security systems can be compatible with VoIP service. You are advised to contact your home security provider for more information. Also, many of the newer service utilize your broadband connection instead of a traditional or VoIP line.
If I switch over to a VoIP line will I still be listed in the White Pages?
No. Matrix does not share customer data with any third parties. If being listed in the White Papes is important to you then you should retain your existing Verizon landline.
Does the VoIP line support 911?
Yes, by law all VoIP lines must support E911 service.
Do I need to test call E911 after setup?
No. Calling E911 when it is not an emergency could create unnecessary legal issus for you.
Can I sign up a VoIP phone number to the “do not call list”?
Yes the FCC’s “do not call” list includes both traditional POTS and VoIP telephone lines.
Can I provide my own router?
Yes – the managed WiFI service is completely optional. In fact if you use Apple products exclusively and have an existing Apple AirPort router we suggest you do not sign up for managed WiFi as multiple routers can cause conflicts and issues in service.
What is meant by “Managed WiFi”?
It means Matrix will be able to managed the high speed broadband connection in your home and use additional software and services to troubleshoot any issues that may occur. It also means that we will be providing a Calix 844E 802.11 AC WiFI router. If there are any issues with that unit it is Matrix’s responsibility to repair or replace the unit at no cost.
Are there data caps?
No your high speed Internet connection does not have any data caps.
Does Matrix support Net Neutrality?
Yes. Matrix does not sell customer data to any third parties and does not favor any website over another.
I already have a home generator – do I have to pay for a battery backup unit?
Yes. It is E911 policy that all VoIP users have a battery backup unit.
Can I sign up for VoIP line at a later date?
Yes you can get a VoIP telephone line at a later date but there will be a charge of $170 to cover the costs of a battery backup and installation.
Can I have multiple VoIP lines?
Will TV be offered as a service?
No. Only high speed Internet and VoIP. Subscribers will be free to choose from many web based live TV services like YouTube TV, Hulu Live, Sling TV, and others. Subscribers can also subscribe to non-live entertainment services like Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO Now, and others.
My home has both underground and aerial utility connections – can I choose how the fiber is to enter my home?
No. If one of your utilities is aerial, then Matrix will be following an aerial path to your home.
If I sell my home can I transfer the connection to the new owners?
Yes, but be sure to contact us so that you do not continue to be responsible for the monthly bill.
My home is set pretty far back from the road – will there be an extra charge for my connection?
Yes. The standard drop is 300 ft either aerially or via usable conduit supplied by the homeowner. Any distance for connection over 300 ft would be subject to an extra connection charge normally in the range of about $1 per additional foot over 300.
Does Matrix Connected Fiber have Terms and Conditions for subscribers?
Yes, Matrix Connected Fiber has terms and conditions for subscibers. They can be found on our site at the following URL:
What is your refund and cancellation policy?
Customers may have service canceled upon written or verbal notice to the Matrix Connected Fiber. We require at least a two day notification prior to termination of service. Customers may be required to pay for service furnished until the disconnection date.
How much does a new home installation cost?
Our service technicians will estimate the cost to bring your home on to our network based on a number of contributing factors. The best way to find out how much it would cost for you is to get in touch with us.
Do you have a customer support phone number?
Yes! If you need additional support you can call 978-756-5926 for customer support.
What is a reconnection fee?
Reconnection fees are issued if a home that has been deactivated but wants to reconnect to the network. This cost may vary. Contact us for more details.
How do I set up my Voicemail?
We have an easy Voicemail Guide
Does you block any ports?
Yes, for security and privacy reasons certain internal ports are blocked.