There are many factors that go into determining where fiber gets built. We believe in providing best-in-class service to the areas that have the greatest needs. Like we all have heard, fiber is the future of broadband internet, but many don’t know that it requires millions of dollars in investment. Find out more about what’s involved with engineering the project!

What is Fiber Internet?

Fiber optic cables provide over 1000 times more bandwidth than copper cables, providing a stable network for your home and business. Fiber optic technology uses light pulses to carry data using strands of optical fibers making your internet connection much faster with symmetrical upload and download speeds. Fiber cables are immune to extreme weather conditions since they are made up of glass and because of that, professionals estimate about half as many outages as copper. Maintenance is easier with fiber optic cables and with its durability and reliability, it makes for significantly lower long-term costs. Fiber optics transmit data with high frequencies and loses little to no energy over long distances. This means fiber can carry more data farther and faster. Fiber optic cables also do not radiate any signal and are very difficult to tap, making them and your personal information more secure.

How Fiber To The Premise Works?

So, what is fiber to the premise, and more importantly, how does it work? Well, fiber to the premise is a process that involves installing optical fiber at a central location before running fiber optic cables to homes, apartments, and businesses that surround it. It’s important for the initial optical fiber to be put in a position that will allow it to deliver the benefits of fiber optics to as many people as it possibly can.

Here are the steps taken by our Engineers to bring fiber to your premise:

It starts with determining the expansion and bringing fiber internet to the community that has the greatest needs.
Once an expansion is planned, our engineers develop site surveys, go into the field, and examine all the necessary obstacles and other infrastructures.
To bring you uninterrupted, lightning-fast speed, our engineering crew establishes a central office in the area of the build.
Once the central location has been established, Mosaic will run fiber optic cables from the central location to homes, apartments, and businesses in the surrounding area.

What we need to develop the state-of-the-art fiber network

1. In order to deliver lightning-fast, fiber internet, Mosaic needs fiber optic cables that get buried in the ground connecting our COs to your premises. Did you know: The Department of Transportation has compiled statistics that put the average cost of laying fiber at $27,000 per mile.
2. Mosaic also has the right technology and equipment, like cable plows and trenchers, to bring you fiber internet quickly and efficiently while keeping your yard as clean as possible.