How fiber connects into our premise

We are getting fiber installed in our suite on the 9th floor of our building.  I am trying to understand how fiber differs from the previous coax we had.  Especially in connecting into our switch.   Will the ISP be setting up a device similar to the modem we had when we had coax?  Also does it simply plug up into our switch?  your advice appreciated.
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John HurstConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It connects to your modem. If your own modem, it will likely have to change. If the ISP modem, they will change it.

The output from the modem is still Ethernet, so the switch may not have to change. It should be gigabit switch.
al4629740Author Commented:
Does it really have to be gigabit? I know of course that's better but does it have to be?
John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It does not have to be but today's switches are all gigabit. You will get better throughput with a faster switch that will take advantage (as much as possible) of the fiber connection.
John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@al4629740 - Thanks and I was happy to help.
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