Summit Broadband serves thousands of homes and businesses throughout Florida, and we continue to grow. Our network expansion means faster, higher capacity and more reliable Internet for more communities. It can also mean you might see some construction going on in your neighborhood.
Here’s what you need to know.
Summit Broadband is bringing state-of-the-art fiber-optic Internet to your community. The construction phase is temporary, and we will make every effort to minimize any disruptions and do our best to restore all areas we disturb to the previous condition. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to provide fast, reliable and affordable fiber Internet. Whether you are taking our fiber services or not, the first two steps of the construction process will affect everyone that is within the construction area.
Aerial fiber is fiber-optic cable that is installed on utility poles instead of buried. The major benefit of aerial fiber is the reduction in cost of installation and the speed at which the network can be constructed.
The black cases are called splicing terminals. They provide a connection between lengths of fiber and make repairs between sections of fiber much easier.
Directional boring is the method we use to dig the path for our underground fiber. The machine itself is large, but ultimately the drill head bores a small hole at the desired depth producing a cavity for our fiber duct with minimal above-ground disruption.
Our construction crews use sand to partially fill holes because it settles less than normal soil. Soil is layered on top of the sand, so your yard won’t appear to have been disturbed in any way.
The box is called a hand hole. Hand holes are placed periodically along the road in the case of underground installation. They provide access points to our fiber. We install them on or close to the property line and flush with the ground so you can mow right over them.
Bringing fiber to your area requires us to build past every home and down every street in your area. This is accomplished through construction in the right-of-way, which affects everyone to some extent. Having fiber service available to your home can also increase the value of your home, even if you’re not connected.
The right-of-way is the area legally designated for utility placement, sidewalks and other public use. It is generally the land 25 feet to either side of the centerline of the road—approximately five to ten feet of yard adjacent to the street.
Unfortunately, yes. Since this is an outside construction project, weather plays a large role in whether we can continue to have our crew on the job site day after day. Inclement weather can delay our work because it can make it more difficult or even unsafe to work outside.
Yes. If there is construction in your area, you will receive communications before, during and after construction. For example, you may see yard signs in the area. Also, if your address is within the area of development, you may receive additional notices such as direct mail postcards, letters and door hangers. We encourage you also to check your address for service availability on this website
As we’re building the fiber-optic network in your area, we understand you may have additional questions or may need to report a problem during construction in your neighborhood.
Please submit your information through the form below and we’ll gladly assist you. You can also call the customer care team at 877.678.6648.