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.
Before you even hear about Glenwood working in your neighborhood, we are designing the fiber paths throughout your community.
Engineers map out the best way to build fiber to your city, so they may reach the greatest number of people in your area.
Glenwood representatives, along with contractors and city officials meet to finalize details on the fiber path and submit to the city for approval.
Once approved, Glenwood will plan and begin the construction process.
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.
Neighborhoods are visited to mark the location of existing lines that may lie in construction areas.
Underground Fiber Installation
Construction begins with main fiber paths running to the main points in the city.
Aerial Fiber Installation
Fiber is hung on poles throughout the city and eventually to your home.
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.
Glenwood representatives work on a splice vault located in your neighborhood to separate individual fibers.
Technicians will test the fiber to prevent a defective line, and ensure a clean path.
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.
Network Interface Device
Prior to your installation date, technicians will install a NID to your home, and connect fiber to the 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
After configuration, technicians test your devices and ensure you are ready to enjoy faster, more reliable services.