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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 will incur a charge of $1 per foot for additional footage. When we are ready to schedule your connection, 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. New drops that are entirely underground and require new conduit,  will be estimated at $7.70 per foot.  You will be billed for the excess over $400.00 with 50% due prior to installation.

  3. Drops that are part aerial and part underground:  the aerial portion will be estimated and billed on the same basis as all-aerial drops, i.e., up to 300 feet is free.  Over 300 feet you will be charged at $1.00 per foot.  The underground portion will be estimated and billed at $7.70 per foot for new conduit or at $1.00 per foot for usable existing conduit.

  4. 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).

DIY conduit installation:
If you have no usable conduit, prefer to install it yourself and need to dig:

  • 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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