RG Fiber is wanting to connect with you..

What is the process? Great question!!!!!!

Look no further, this is the content guide that you have been looking for!!!! 

There are simply (4) steps to take into consideration when installing the internet to your home! Lucky for you I will be your guide through this process and by the end you will be an expert on how your internet connection was connected!! 

  1. Construction Phase 
  2. Fiber Phase 
  3. Splicing Testing 
  4. Customer hookups 

Construction Phase:                              

This phase is all about prepping and getting ready for the conduit to be laid into the ground for restoration.

STEP 1: 

Getting permits for the location before you lay the conduit. This has to be the first step because without permits and permission from the county or city the project stays put, NOTHING CAN BE DONE.  How does this happen? 

RG Fiber has to apply and get a Utility permit. This is required when any utility service that is being installed. 

****Each county and city has their own limitation for each property****


The ROW ( right of way)-  this is the city-owned strip of land from the edge of the street that usually goes back up 10ft to the property line that allows the city to build. This helps maintain the curbs, gutters, storm sewers and any other possible underground utilities that are needed there. (this is where we build) 

FIBER Phase: 

First, What is fiber? And how does this set RG Fiber aside and different companies! LET ME TELL YOU! 

Fiber optics is the main (ONLY)  technology that RG Fiber uses that transmits information as fast as the pulse of light through strands of fiber made of glass that allows the internet to be accessible by the user. 

This phase is done after the conduit is laid in the ground because the conduit is the blanket covering that allows the fiber to be completely underground so when weather, animals, any outside stimuli may interfere with it. IT IS PROTECTED!! WOW how cool right!!!!! 

Splicing and testing 

This process is called fusion splicing. This is the fusing of two fibers together usually by an electric arc. This is the most reliable and strongest joint between two fibers! 

STEP 1: 

Stripping the fiber. This is the preparation of fiber fusion. The protective coating around the optical fibers must be removed, then it is exposed and ready to be cleaned for the splicing stage.

STEP 2: 

The technician needs to clean and cleave the fiber. This means that you are NOT cutting fiber, you are creating a crack in the fiber to connect to the network. 

STEP 3: 

Now you are ready to join the fiber together for a fusion splicer which connects it to the network. This process includes two ends of the fibers and melting them together to be conjoined. 

STEP 4: 

This is the final step, protecting the fiber splice for a long lasting hold! This can be done with a protective heat sleeve that is put in place in the infused area. 


Why is there testing needed with splicing? Does it connect automatically? 

Calling and scheduling connections 

This should be your favorite step of the entire process!! GETTING hooked up and starting service. But being able to understand as a customer what takes place and how long it takes and the man power, will help OUR customers appreciate the time frames moving forward about why it takes time to get into your homes! 

*****These are the 4 simple steps that it takes to get you connected! Can’t wait to get started teaching you how to be informed so when you have questions about the process RG Fiber goes through you will know now*****