Fiber-To-The-Premise (FTTP) Project
Laurens Municipal Power & Communications will be upgrading our telecommunications system to a Fiber-To-The-Premise (FTTP) Network. Planning for this project has been underway for several months and we are excited to announce that construction will begin soon.
What is Fiber-To-The-Premise (FTTP)?
FTTP is the installation and use of optical fiber from a central point directly to individual buildings (residences, businesses, and apartment buildings for example). Once installed, the optical fiber will transmit data, video and voice by using light signals to achieve higher performance. The FTTP network will be comprised of fiber optic cable that runs from a central office, through inner duct, and then to the premise (home or business) through a terminal that serves as a junction box.
Why Fiber-To-The-Premise (FTTP)?
The main benefit of FTTP is increased network performance, specifically higher speeds over a long distance. One major benefit includes improved performance for high-definition streaming on applications like YouTube, Hulu, and Netflix. FTTP will allow for multiple future upgrades without having to replace the fiber, making it more cost effective to operate.
How will the Fiber-To-The-Premise (FTTP) network be installed?
Several phases of construction will occur over the next few months as part of the FTTP Project installation.
- Install main line inner duct in alleys and rights-of-way
- Install premise drop inner duct in back yards
- Main line fiber and premise drop fiber will be pulled into the inner duct
- Inside premise wiring and cutover to the new FTTP network
Who will be installing the Fiber-To-The-Premise (FTTP) network?
MP Nexlevel is the general contractor for this project. They will bring crews in to install the main line and premise drop inner duct, vaults, and pedestals. They will also have crews on hand to pull the main line and premise drop fiber.
LMPC staff will be assisting MP Nexlevel by locating utility lines, as well as the placement of vaults and pedestals.
LMPC staff will be assisting Oakhill Consulting with the inspection of work done by MP Nexlevel and the mapping of the main lines and premise drops.
LMPC will be hiring a company to assist with premise wiring, installation of equipment, and the cutover to the new FTTP network.
When will the Fiber-To-The-Premise (FTTP) network be completed?
LMPC will keep our customers updated on our progress through our website at lmpc-ia.com, as well as through our local Channel 3. You can contact our office during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5pm) with any questions.