Before any fiber is laid in the ground WTC ensures that all utilities have been properly located and marked. To keep your neighborhood informed with progress, WTC will provide constant updates on your neighborhood's page.
Construction begins with laying the main fiber line to distribution points (pedestals), throughout your neighborhood. From there we construct a fiber drop directly to your home. This will require a small trench to be dug from the pedestal to your home. Once the fiber drop is in place a WTC technician will install a Network Interface Device (NID), typically close to where the power company runs their line into your home. We will make sure to coordinate with residents to ensure you are aware of everything taking place. CLICK HERE to view a diagram of the construction process .
Once the construction is completed, our team will access each splice vault and pedestal throughout your neighborhood to fuse the individual fibers that will eventually connect to your home and/or business. Then we test the speed of light as it passes through the fiber to make sure your connection is GIG-fast.
Once splicing is complete your home is ready for installation! A WTC representative will use the contact information from your pre-sign up form to set a date for a WTC technician to install the services you desire.
The flags or marking in your area were placed by the local utilities companies and help our team identify where the utility lines are underground. When WTC begins fiber construction, we use these markings to protect against damage to your property or utilities. Please see the list below for an explanation of utility color associations.
A government entity (e.g., city, county, township) owns small but specific portions of your property to access and maintain utilities. We work with these entities to access these areas as we build our fiber network.
A utility easement allows a utility the right to use and access a specific area of your property for constructing, operating and maintaining gas, electric, tele-communications, water, and sewer lines. The easement is often a permanent restriction on the property so that it transfers ownership with the home or property when sold. Having an easement gives the utility the right to use the land, but the utility does not own it.
A “right-of-way” is the surface and space above and below any real property in which a government entity has an interest as an owner or trustee for public travel including public streets, highways, avenues, roads, alleys, easements, sidewalks, tunnels, viaducts, or bridges.
During the pre-construction phase, our engineering team determines the most efficient way to provide service. They select the least invasive intersecting rear property point as the general location for a pedestal which is often in the center of four property corners. From that point, the pedestal location is identified based on the following factors:
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