What to Expect

Ways you could be impacted by construction as a business or landowner

  • – For the design, field engineers will be conducting site surveys to collect data for construction drawings. Their estimated time on each parcel will be approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
  • – After the survey is complete, the survey info will be converted into engineered drawings.
  • – The next phase of construction will begin within approximately 2 to 6 months.
  • – A crew of about 4 to 6 craftspeople will conduct the actual aerial or buried placement of fiber. Placement may take 1 or 2 days, depending on how much area is in the land/business owner’ s utility easement ROW.
  • – After fiber placement, crews will return to the site within 3 months to complete the splicing and testing of the fiber. This will require a crew of 1 or 2 craftspeople who will be there for approximately 1 day.
  • – Throughout the build, 1 or 2 personnel will inspect the fiber attachments, conduct quality inspections, and walk the easement ROW; this could take approximately 10 to 20 minutes.

How the Construction Process Will Work

  • – Most of the new fiber optic network will be constructed on public roads or other Commonwealth ROWs. Some of the network will be constructed in private easements.
  • – If required, some trimming of foliage will be conducted along the pole lines on public ROWs or along utility easements on private property.
  • – Approximately 85% of the construction will be hanging of aerial fiber.  The remainder of the network footprint that does not have poles for aerial placement will be built underground.  If the network requires underground placement, a utilities locator will be on site to mark the utilities prior to construction.
  • – If landowners or businesses have any questions regarding construction, they can submit them using the Contact Us page.
  • – NG-KIH DBLLC Contractors will arrive on site the day construction begins and commence with placement of fiber.  Fiber placement should take no longer than 1 to 2 days on any one property.


Please see our FAQ for more information or use our Contact Us page to report a problem.