A Look into the Fiber Construction Process

We know the time between when construction starts and when services are received can seem like a very long wait. To help you understand what it takes to build a fiber network, here’s a snapshot of the construction process:

Step 1: “Make ready”: This process entails identifying height and clearance issues with existing Claverack-owned poles. If issues are identified, a taller pole is installed, or wires are rearranged.

Step 2: Mainline fiber construction: Our contracted construction crews (Henkels & McCoy) will attach miles of fiber-optic cables to our utility poles. The cables connect to our internet backbone that makes internet connectivity possible.

Step 3: Installing “drops”: A “drop” is the fiber-optic cable that runs from the mainline fiber to your house. Once this fiber is installed and spliced to the mainline fiber, your home is connected to Revolution Broadband’s network. This step also includes placement of a Network Interface Device (NID) on the outside of your house.

Step 4: Home installation and activation: We’ll bring the outside fiber-optic cable into your house and install the Optical Network Terminal (ONT) and fiber gateway (modem and router). Then we will activate your service.

Step 5: Testing: We will test the connection to ensure we are delivering what we’ve promised.

This process takes about six to nine months per substation area. That’s why the project will span five to six years.

We greatly appreciate your patience as we work to bring you the area’s fastest, most reliable internet.

To register your interest in Revolution Broadband, click here. We can’t wait to connect with you!