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who is i5 Fiber?
We are here to rescue you from your unreliable, bad internet. We are a local company that has been in the fiber internet business for a combined 30 years serving Southwest Florida and Central Illinois. We choose to do things differently; we pride ourselves on our supreme customer service and our outstanding internet service. Our phone number will always get you to a real local person right away to help with any questions you may have.
Fiber optic internet
Local Bonita Springs company
Say goodbye to your old crappy internet service provider (yeah, we said it)
// the boring deets
construction: the process
Before construction starts you may see some colored paint or flags on the ground. These are markers that allow us to know where your existing utilities lie underground.
After this process is completed, we begin construction to add new conduit and fiber to your neighborhood. Our crews will need to dig to visualize where your existing lines are located since 811 gives us a location but not a depth.
This ensures that we do not interrupt any existing utilities ran to your home. Our construction crews will lay down tarps and remove the top layer of sod for replacement later.
All of the dirt from the hole is placed onto tarps to ensure you don’t have dirt or sand mixing back into your grass. Once installation of the conduit is complete, the original dirt from the ground is placed back into the hole and the sod is laid back on top to match up with your lawn, so you won’t even know we were there!
i5 Fiber: a public utility
We are a public utility serving fiber internet to the city of Bonita Springs. It is required that when we decide to “build out” a community and apply for permits, we build to every home in the community.
Once the construction has started on your road, the timeline is generally 60-90 days before we can activate fiber optic internet services in your home. Once you have selected a package on our signup page, we will have you on our list to be one of the first to get installed in your new area so that you don’t have to wait in line!
Pre-marking of the outer limits of the proposed excavation or marking the centerline and width of proposed lineal installations of buried facilities.
Temporary survey markings.
Electric power lines, cables or conduit, and lighting cables.
Gas, oil, steam, petroleum, or gaseous materials.
Communication, alarm or signal lines, cables or conduits, and fiber.
Slurry, irrigation and reclaimed water.
Sewage, drainage facilities, or other drain lines.
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// TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE: FIBER OPTIC
benefits of fiber optic technology
Fiber is a much more reliable source of internet than traditional broadband internet. It is unaffected by weather and is not throttled by how many people are using the internet at any given time. Fiber is not powered anywhere; it is fully transmitted by light, so the only powered equipment is in your home and at our network head end. As long as our head end is powered and your home is powered, you will always receive lightning-fast internet. Fiber also has been known to increase home value by about 3.1%, according to a study done by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder.
how long until it’s ready?
Once the construction has started on your road it is generally 60-90 days before we can activate your services. Once the construction phase is complete, we still need to pull fiber cable through the ducts and connect it back to our network. Once you have selected a package on our signup page, we will have you on our list to be one of the first called back to get installed in your new area so that you don’t have to wait in line!
How will they know where my sprinkler lines are?
Unfortunately sprinkler lines are not located by the city. However, our conduit is put in 24”-36” this generally keeps us under all of your sprinkler system. We recommend to everyone to run your sprinklers before and after construction to make sure a line didn’t get nicked by a shovel. If you do see that something is wrong please call us immediately and we will make sure to have it fixed for you in 24 Hours. Generally we can even repair it for you the same day!
What if I have issues with my lawn restoration?
We do walk throughs of the properties several times both during and after construction. Sod doesn’t always retake and sometimes after a good rain a locate hole may seem to sink and inch or two. We try to remedy all of these things while we are working to get the system up and running. However, if at any time you notice one of these issues, bring it to our attention immediately and one of our restoration specialists will remedy the problem for you.
How long will you be working in my yard?
Construction in your personal yard will typically be done in 1 day and we move down the street. Construction is fairly quick and low impact.