We are Installing the Fastest and Most Reliable Internet Available in Your Neighborhood

What You Can Expect During Fiber Construction

We understand that the installation of fiber in your neighborhood may raise some questions and concerns. We want to ensure that the process is as smooth as possible for you.

 

Have an immediate question or issue with our construction in your neighborhood? Send Us a Message or call us at 1-844-380-8090.  

 

Intrepid Fiber Networks currently has on-going construction in the following markets:

 

  • Bloomington, MN (map)
  • Eden Prairie, MN (map)
  • Lafayette, CO (map)
  • Louisville, CO (map)
  • Littleton, CO (map)
  • Minnetonka, MN (map)
  • Northglenn, CO (map)
  • Pueblo, CO (map)
  • Saint Cloud, MN (map)
  • Westminster, CO (map)

 

Construction Timeline

Phase 1 - Pre-Installation
Phase 1 - Pre-Installation

Pre-Installation

Prior to construction, our survey crews will be in the neighborhood performing site surveys and on-site examinations of the proposed work area, including the ground and utility poles.

To ensure a smooth construction process and avoid damage to underground utilities, we begin by marking the ground using flags or paint.  These service markers indicate the location of other utility lines and are necessary to protect existing services. 

We perform Resident Notification outreach within neighborhoods via door hanger and door knocking.

Phase 2 - Fiber Installation
Phase 2 - Fiber Installation

Fiber Installation

We use multiple installation techniques tailored to the specific site conditions and our capacity to efficiently serve households while minimizing disruption to the community. Above all, the greatest importance is placed on community and resident safety, which includes both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

We install fiber along the designated route, ensuring proper connectivity and minimal disruption. Installation methods include either attached to existing utility poles or underground within a conduit.

 

Fiber Installation Fiber Installation

Aerial Installation

  • We attach fiber cable to existing utility poles
  • This method applies in areas with existing overhead structure
  • Installation requires approval from pole owners
  • Includes engineering review of pole loading and structural integrity

 

Underground Installation Underground Installation

Underground Installation

  • Requests to State 811 to identify and mark all existing utilities within the work area, which will be a combination of water-based paint and marking flags
  • Verification of existing utilities within the intended work area via potholing, which is a safety practice to avoid disruption in services
  • Installation of conduit via horizontal directional drilling
  • Connection of conduit as well as placement of handholes and flowerpots 
  • Installation of fiber cable and splicing to be ready for customer service 
Phase 3 - Restoration
Phase 3 - Restoration

Restoration

After installation, we clean up by collecting tools and materials, removing debris, securing cables, sweeping the area, and performing a final inspection. Our goal is to leave the installation area clean and organized, ensuring that the fiber is securely installed and ready for use.

Even with use of less intrusive construction methods, the process of installing new facilities can be messy. Restoration of landscaping to previous or better condition is critical to our construction process. In doing so, the homeowner will often receive instructions to care for the new area, most of which revolve around watering instructions. New seed and sod will require water to properly root and grow so this is a critical step in ensuring proper restoration.

If you have concerns about fiber construction on your property, or see areas that require attention related to clean-up, Send Us a Message or call us at 1-844-380-8090.

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