Originally Posted by dftc
Yes, but I see a big mess of cut wires in the picture. Make sure at least one other cable is going into the house intact and connect your new cable to the same terminals. The goal is to tie your new jack into all the others in the house. If all of those wires are cut at the demarcation point then that won't work. You'd just be connected to a dead block on the side of your house.
I can see some wires that are not cut and they are going into the house. I do see one telephone wire in the basement that corresponds with the location of the NID box, so that must be it.
Those cut wires you see I believe were from the main telco line, but perhaps the optimum tech snipped them.
Can you splice the one telephone cable and run the line that way? Would that degrade the signal quality in any way?
I would tap into another jack, but that would require drilling additional holes to route the wires right?