In this phase, power poles and overhead lines are inspected for clearance along with other work that will be needed prior to aerial fiber being strung.
In this phase, utility contractors replace any power poles and clean up electric infrastructure. This not only prepares the system for fiber, but also greatly improves the overall electric system.
This phase marks the actual construction of fiber both aerial and underground. Crews will plow conduit (duct) or string fiber overhead. Pedestals and vaults are placed in the ground and fiber is blown through completed areas.
In this phase, crews work to establish the connectivity of the fiber system. Connections are made from the telecom hut all the way to the last customer served in that area.
In this phase, crews will connect main line fiber to the home. Drops can either be completed underground or overhead. A network interface device (NID) is placed on the house where the fiber will enter the property.
In this phase, customers will setup an appointment for an installer to connect the fiber to customer premise equipment. After installation, customers will have full access to broadband services including data and voice.