Fiber and Forget It: The Fiber Path to Your Home

When you open your laptop to pay some bills or start learning German with your son with an app on his phone, you don’t really think about exactly how the magic of the Internet gets to you. It just works. Thankfully, you don’t have to think about it. We’re happy to provide such reliable service that you can forget about us entirely.


Yet we know a lot about how the “magic” of a fiber optic path works. We think about it all the time.


To simplify, there are two primary ways we connect our fiber to your house: aerial or underground.


A) Aerial Drop
B) Underground Drop
C) Network Interface Device (NID)
D) Optical Network Terminal (ONT) & Router


You might wonder which one it will be for your house. This depends on how you want your fiber Internet installed.


An aerial drop is typically quick and easy because we simply drop our fiber optic line down existing electric poles directly to your home.


An underground connection can be a bit more complicated because it requires more labor to run our fiber through conduit that is located or placed in an underground trench which leads to your house.


Our installation team will determine if there are obstacles between our fiber path and your home. Those might be trees, shrubs, walls, fences, sheds, or outbuildings. They will also identify the fiber point of entry. This is a small, drilled hole near the housing box outside your house where the fiber cable is fed through to the inside. Then we connect to the supplied Optical Network Terminal, or ONT. Finally, we connect the ONT to your Wi-Fi router. Ta-da! Connected to fiber.


Before we leave, we’ll run signal tests to make sure we’re happy with the service you are receiving. These tests will evaluate the quality of the Wi-Fi signal strength to your personal devices and check your bandwidth and speed.


If you forget all about us after you get PEAK Internet fiber, we couldn’t be happier. We’re thinking about it so you don’t have to.