Non standard drop?

Here's how you can expedite bringing fiber to your home or business:

Aerial drops up to 300 feet cost us $400 and will be done free of charge.
i.e. connecting wires that are in the air from the nearest utility pole to your house.

Long aerial drops (more than 300 ft from the nearest public utility pole):

  1. MCFiber has already surveyed your drop.  Aerial drops over 300 feet to your house from where MCFiber’s main cable is on the pole, or drops with usable conduit but longer than 300 feet,  will incur a charge of $1 per foot for additional footage. When we are ready to schedule your drop, we will inform you of the additional cost and upon your acceptance, send you an estimate of the cost.
  2. If you accept the estimate please send us a deposit for 50% of the estimate with a notation on the check describing the purpose.

For underground or mixed drops:

  1. Conduit in place?  We cannot use conduit that carries electrical service.  We can use existing conduit that carries a telephone line, but it must be sufficiently large, Schedule 40 Electrical type (not water), clear of breaks and with a pull string.

  2. For new drops that are entirely underground and require new conduit,  you have choices:

    1. You can do it yourself.  Please be sure to call “DigSafe” first. See DIY Guide below.

    2.  You can hire your own electrical contractor to install the required conduit.

    3. In some cases our staff can direct-bury armored cable at a cost of $3.50 per foot.  You will be billed for the excess over $400.00. We will provide you with an advance estimate and upon your acceptance, bill you for 50% of the excess in advance.

    4.  Our contractor can install conduit + drop cable at a cost of $7.70 per foot.  We bill you only for the excess over $400.  We will provide you with an advance estimate and upon your acceptance, bill you for 50% of the excess in advance.
  3. If you prefer to install new conduit by hiring a reputable contractor, or doing it yourself, please include a notation on your subscription application letting us know that you intend to do so. We will estimate and bill you as though the drop were an all aerial drop.  Conduit must be 2″ SCHEDULE 40 ELECTRICAL with a 210 lb tensile strength pull string (available at Home Depot, Lowes, ACE, etc).



  • Don’t forget to call DIGSAFE (811) first. They will mark phone/electric paths for free. Conduit should go from your utility feeding pole to the spot where phone/electric are on your house now and should be trenched 18-24 deep. Be careful to avoid septic/well/ledge/sprinklers, etc.

  • Conduit should be “schedule 40 electrical” (not water) and must be 2″ diameter with inside 210 lb. tensile strength pull string. Use sweeps (not elbows) at any turns — fiber can’t be bent too much. Extremely long runs should be separated by pull stations every 500 ft.  If it is necessary to connect two sections of conduit you must be sure NOT to glue the interior pull string to the conduit when you glue together two sections.

  • Allow 2 feet of conduit projecting out of the ground at the utility pole and at the location where you want us to install our enclosure (similar to a telephone box) on the outside of the building.  Tie the pull string around the conduit and place a cap (or tape) over the ends of the conduit to prevent water from entering.

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