The challenge of getting fiber in older buildings
Getting fiber in your building can be a challenge – particularly if you live in a neighborhood like Baltimore where the infrastructure is aging. –But what do you do if you run a business or non-profit and need that higher-speed Internet? This mini blog is intended to help you understand the steps needed to get that fiber in your building.
How to get fiber in your building
In previous blogs, we outline the different types of fiber and high-speed Internet available to you and the questions you need to ask providers before selecting one that can best meet your needs. Here are some additional variables you need to consider that affect the cost, effort and timing of getting fiber into your building:
- If your building is currently wired with copper, read our article on Verizon’s copper retirement. You may be eligible for a lower price fiber service.
- If you have fiber in your building, but no one is currently using it, you may get a reduced price to activate the service.
- The third best option is if there is a building nearby with fiber. In this case, you may be able to connect your building to the same infrastructure.
- If your building and no buildings nearby have fiber, your provider needs to fully build a fiber infrastructure to your building. This option may require payment for construction fees.
GTB is here to help
Now that you have a sense of what’s required during the assessment process, know that GTB can be there for you every step of the way. For the past 25 years, GTB has provided a variety of High Speed Internet Service with Internet Security and managed Business Phone Solutions. Headquartered in Baltimore County, we provide local customer care to companies in Maryland, DC and Northern VA. Rather than find multiple providers for each service, we also make acquiring and managing these services easier by providing a “one- stop- shop” experience. GTB offers a free assessment of your Internet system to see if we can save you money and/or provide you with fiber in your building. Learn more about our High Speed Internet Service.