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How does an Atherton Fiber MDU installation process work?
If your property is an apartment, retirement home, office block, or multi-use development, it is most likely a multi-dwelling unit, or MDU. To get started, we’ll set up an appointment with an Atherton Fiber technician, who will meet you at your address to discuss the work required to upgrade your place to fiber, depending on your property type. If your property requires a complex installation, we will work with you every step of the way to find the best solution.
This section describes a standard Atherton Fiber installation for apartments and condominiums.
Step One: Getting fiber into your building
We start by bringing fiber from your street into the building and then bringing the fiber from the building’s communications room (MPOE) to each of the floors and apartments.
Step Two: Getting fiber into the units
We have a few options of getting fiber to the units. We use existing risers, stairwells and ceilings, outside of the building along existing wiring, internally using discrete cables along the wall in the common areas. We build the fiber infrastructure to go pass each unit or apartments so all tenants can connect to the internet.
With OpenFiber building and managing the building’s telecommunication infrastructure, the riser is upgraded to insure that all connections are well tagged so that connecting the MPOE to any suite is an easy and straightforward affair.
Step Three: Maintenance and upkeep
From that point forward, service providers are only allowed supervised access to the MPOE. In the MPOE the service provider will tag their circuit(s). In the apartments (access provided by tenants), the service provider will test and turn up the circuit(s). There is never any need for their personnel to touch, or even enter, the riser, thus keeping it clean and functional for all. When tenants or service providers disconnect service, OpenFiber removes all unused circuits. In this way, the building’s infrastructure remains intact, undisrupted and ready to be used by the next tenant without any risk of damage to existing circuits.