This will provide faster speeds for numerous neighborhoods across our service area. While we continue to improve connections in remote areas through the Alaska Plan, our Fiber to the Home project will upgrade existing copper connections to fiber to best meet the community’s growing technology needs.
We will soon be upgrading from copper to fiber to future-proof our network. During the project you will see construction crews in your neighborhood. This project will upgrade your individual service connections in two phases:
Phase 1 | Fiber to Exterior of Home: Our contractor will use a drop plow to place a new service line to your home and connect it to a device on the outside wall.
Phase 2 | Fiber Installation: Once phase one is complete, MTA will contact you to schedule your fiber install – complete the form below to be first in line. This fiber install will consist of a technician installing an optical network terminal (ONT) to the device on the outside wall and completing the conversion inside your home. This will not increase your current service rates unless you request to upgrade your plan, but it will improve your current connection!
Complete the form below so we can notify you when fiber is available for your address.
We understand you may have questions about the construction and installation process. Here are some answers to questions we hear most frequently:
MTA and our contractors have rights to access the designated utility easements typically located within a strip of property running along the street, the sidewalk, the rear lot line, or between two lots. If the easement is within a fenced-in yard, crews will need your help accessing this area.
Our crews make every effort to minimize the impact to properties. Once construction is complete and weather permits, MTA will restore the grade in areas where digging occurred.
Markers and paint need to remain in place until the construction project is complete. Our crews will remove these when they are no longer needed.
A fiber connection provides faster upload and download speeds than our traditional copper network. Fiber never degrades and is more resistant to weather and other environmental factors, delivering unparalleled connection reliability.
Fiber capability can help your home stand out from the rest. High-speed fiber broadband services, with 1 Gbps or higher download speeds, can add more than 3% to the value of an average home in the US, according to a recent study. That is the same increase as adding a half bathroom!
There are two things required before you can transition to fiber:
1. The new fiber line being run to your home
2. The fiber network in your neighborhood being turned on.
An MTA technician will need to visit your home to route the new connection inside your house to complete the transition to fiber once these steps are complete. To ensure you are one of the first in line to be scheduled when service is available complete the form above.
You can continue to use the existing copper services if you wish. You will be notified when MTA retires the copper network in your neighborhood and transferring to fiber becomes mandatory.
There is no cost to transfer your service from copper to fiber and the cost of your existing services will not change unless you choose to upgrade your plan or add additional services.
While the MTA technician is routing the fiber inside your home your service will be temporarily unavailable to complete the transition. The technician will ensure all your services are up and running on the new connection prior to leaving.
If you have additional questions, please call the MTA Right of Way department at 907-761-2510 or email us at ROW@MTASolutions.com. We look forward to serving you with an improved fiber connection.