Fiber Construction

The fiber construction process.

Glenwood wants to keep you informed on our construction process so there are no surprises along the way. You will see various notifications though newspaper, letters, social media, and more, letting you know when your neighborhood will be affected. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 866-756-4746 or contact us online.

 

Design

Before you even hear about Glenwood working in your neighborhood, we are designing the fiber paths throughout your community.

 
Mapping the Area

Best Route

Engineers map out the best way to build fiber to your city, so they may reach the greatest number of people in your area.

Mapping

Final Preparation

Glenwood representatives, along with contractors and city officials meet to finalize details on the fiber path and submit to the city for approval.

Digging

Construction Begins

Once approved, Glenwood will plan and begin the construction process.

 

 

Construction

In an effort to provide advanced notification of construction, Glenwood will utilize various communication avenues such as social media, yard signs, GTMC website updates, neighborhood association meetings, email communication, direct mail communication, and a notice placed directly on your front door.

 

Marking Utilities

Marking Utilities

Neighborhoods are visited to mark the location of existing lines that may lie in construction areas.

Construction

Underground Fiber Installation

Construction begins with main fiber paths running to the main points in the city.

Construction

Aerial Fiber Installation

Fiber is hung on poles throughout the city and eventually to your home.

Right of Way

Installation in Right of Way

The fiber path is constructed to easements in your neighborhood.

 

 

Splice / Test

Our splicing team accesses each splice vault and pedestal throughout the city to fuse the individual fibers that will eventually connect to your home or business. Then we test the speed of light as it passes through the fiber to make sure your connection is GIG-fast.

 
Splicing Trailer

Fiber Splicing

Glenwood representatives work on a splice vault located in your neighborhood to separate individual fibers.

Quality Control

Quality Control

Technicians will test the fiber to prevent a defective line, and ensure a clean path.

Underground Cabling

Underground Cabling Construction

Cables are then sealed into casing which connects back to the splice vault.

 

 

Ready for Install

Two to four days prior to installation, technicians arrive to connect the fiber to the side of your home or business.

 

NID Connections

Network Interface Device

Prior to your installation date, technicians will install a NID to your home, and connect fiber to the NID.

NID

From the Outside, In!

For install, fiber is ran from the NID to a router which brings the direct fiber connection into your home.

Ready for Service

Ready for Service

After configuration, technicians test your devices and ensure you are ready to enjoy faster, more reliable services.