Submit Dedicated Fiber Order Form. The technical details of your order will be verified with you before installation at which point you may be able to change your order. You will not be charged until after installation.
What are "Dedicated Fibers"?
In contrast to normal passive optical network fibers which go through a 16:1 or a 32:1 splitter on their way from your house to our central office, a dedicated fiber is a direct, unshared optical connection from your home to the Atherton Fiber central office.
Why would I want to purchase an IRU (irrevocable right-of-use) for Dedicated Fibers?
These fibers offer complete future flexibility as they are under the complete control of the homeowner. For example, the standard ISP offering for next 5 or so years will be GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network). A GPON is very fast, but it is shared. A purchased fiber could be run at 10 or even 40 gigabits per second with affordable current technology, and, obviously, would not be shared. As optical networking hardware costs drop further in the further, these same fibers could be run at 100 or 1000 gigabits per second (terabits per second.) Other uses might include direct connections for corporate LANs, special encryption, multiple ISPs, etc. The homeowner can place any equipment they want on the home end, and we will make arrangements to allow special equipment on the central office end.
How much will these Dedicated Fibers cost?
These are the options to purchase an IRU for dedicated fiber.
One fiber cost is $8000.00 with additional $5000 cost for each additional fiber – This includes the cost of conduit to the homeowner’s choice of termination point.
Either option is available to any Atherton resident. The fibers will belong to the home (they are not movable!) and ownership will transfer to future purchasers of the home.
We have pre-negotiated a substantial discount on internet service for those who purchase dedicated fiber. Signing up for an ISP will use one of the dedicated fibers.
Is there a monthly ISP rate on top of the service rate listed on the Dedicated Fiber Order Form?
No, the service rates listed on the dedicated fiber order form are the only monthly cost, should you choose to take advantage of these special internet service rates.
How long are are your discounted service rates available to Dedicated Fiber Customers?
1Gbps will be offered at $50 a month and 10Gbps will be offered at $200 a month for at least 5 years after our first installations.
Who is responsible for repairing and maintaining the fiber? Is there are repair cost?
Open Fiber will repair and maintain your dedicated fiber connection. There will be no charges when they fix your fiber.
When do I have to decide to purchase dedicated fibers?
The option to buy fiber should be exercised before May. After construction begins, we cannot guarantee that fibers will be available to purchase. Order Dedicated Fiber.