Metro Fiber New Construction Specifications
There’s no better way to improve ROI on your new development than building in the capacity for fiber optic connectivity. You’ll be giving your tenants access to high-speed, reliable Internet and cloud services that will keep them and also give them a competitive edge.
The good news is that it’s easy to accomodate fiber. Here’s how:
Site Map Approval
- Include Digital West in the installation and authorization process on your tract map or improvement plan.
- In most cases, you can work directly with us and bypass the big cable companies entirely.
- Place a 4th conduit – in addition to power, phone and cable conduits. This 4th conduit should be a 2″ conduit from the existing utility location (a.k.a. a tie point such as a utility pole or splice box) to the MPOE (Minimum Point of Entry). This should be a dedicated conduit in addition to power, telephone and cable TV.
- The conduit should be a 2″ rigid, Schedule 40 conduit, with a minimum 2′ radius sweep. A mule tape or a polypropylene pull rope should be placed in the conduit from the right-of-way into the building MPOE.
- If a splice box is needed, a 17 x 30″ splice box is required. Digital West is willing to provide the splice box at no charge; the contractor simply needs to coordinate pickup with us.
- A 3 x 3′ backboard space located within minumum reach of the power outlet.
- A minimum of 1 power outlet in the MPOE.