FTTP/FTTH Cutover Services

Fiber-Tel Contractors has been providing cutover services for FTTH/FTTP and IPTV technologies since 2004.

Fiber-Tel has extensive experience in splicing, premise wiring, and cutover services for broadband to the home. Our crews are experienced splicing & connectoriztion in the head end, central office, trunk and feeder cable, splitters, distribution cable, fiber drops, and fiber pigtails at the premise.

The nature of FTTH / FTTP projects require multiple splicing, connectorization and cutover crews along with adequate equipment to complete projects to your satisfaction in a specified time frame. Fiber-Tel Contractors has the capability to offer equipment and multiple crews to help complete your project.

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Adding a cable into a splitter cabinet at the Goose Pond Subdivision FTTP project in Scottsboro, Alabama for CenturyLink.
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Finishing a Pedestal prep for the Goose Pond Subdivision FTTP project in Scottsboro, Alabama for CenturyLink.
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Testing at Goose Pond Subdivision FTTP project in Scottsboro, Alabama for CenturyLink.
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Testing at Goose Pond Subdivision FTTP project in Scottsboro, Alabama for CenturyLink.
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Splicing PON cabinet on a CenturyLink FTTH project in Wentzville, Missouri.

As part of the cutover service, we are currently installing:

  • Fiber NIDs with UPS systems
  • COAX cabling
  • Cat 5 wiring
  • Inside telephone wire
  • Set top boxes
  • Cutover services from the existing copper POTS service to the new fiber optic NID with triple play services

Some of the procedures that are included in the cutover service process include:

  • Verification of the ONT serial number so it matches the number on the service order.
  • Measure the required, received optical levels at the end of the fiber drop where it connects to the ONT as specified by the local telephone company.
  • Installing the UPS and applying power to the ONT.
  • Measure and record RF levels for selected channels as specified by the local telephone company.
  • Install SWRD if applicable. (including recording the MAC address on the service order)
  • Install/repair any COAX cabling that is required, including replacement of existing splitters and connectors.
  • Install set top boxes for digital, or pay-per-view packages.
  • Verify the customer has Internet service and record Internet speeds.
  • Remove the copper drop from the existing telephone NID and place inside wire between the fiber ONT and the copper NID, if copper NID is to be used as a "dry" spot.
  • Install hub in premise, NIC card, and configure IP settings.
  • Verify that all bonding and grounding has been completed for both the fiber ONT and the copper NID according to the local telephone company's standards.
  • Verify that all telephones and services including calling features that the subscriber has requested, is working and within the acceptable levels as specified by the local telephone company.
  • Demonstrate to the customer the operations and functions of the set top box, remote control, and Internet service.
  • Have subscriber sign the installation form.
  • Close out the service order with the local telephone company's dispatch center.

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Completed pedestal at CenturyLink
FTTH project in Wentzville,
Missouri.


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FTTH project for Tularosa Basin
Telephone Company. Work
performed for Fiber-Tel's client,
Cablevision Contractors in
Cloudcroft, New Mexico.
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FTTH project for Tularosa Basin
Telephone Company. Work
performed for Fiber-Tel's client,
Cablevision Contractors in
Cloudcroft, New Mexico.


Major advantages of using Fiber-Tel Contractors for your cutover services to the customer's premise are:

  • The operating company's technician/installers can focus on their normal work routine.
  • Local operating company does not have to hire additional personnel or purchase additional equipment at time of implementation.
  • Fiber-Tel Contractors can supply multiple crews to complete multiple cutovers, so you can maximize return on investment as quickly as possible!
  • You get a full 3 year warranty on all workmanship from a reputable company that has been in business for over 15 years!

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Cutover Tech taking an optical power level reading at an ONT while performing the cutover - Eastern Kentucky.

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Cutover tech installing the POTS into the ONT - Eastern Kentucky.

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Closeup of one of the Alcatel ONT units being used by Foothills Telephone in Eastern Kentucky.

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FTTH cutover services for Foothills Telephone Company, in the exchanges of: Salyersville, Staffordsville, Flat Gap, Blaine, Chapman, Royalton, and Fallsburg in Eastern Kentucky.