The City of West Des Moines is building an open-access conduit network that will allow internet providers, including Google Fiber, to bring fiber optic internet to your home or business. Head to the official West Des Moines Plant the Speed website for updates.Check it out Check it out
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The City of West Des Moines is building a conduit network (a system of underground pipes that protect fiber cables and wiring). This conduit will be used by internet providers, including Google Fiber, to make high-speed internet available for residents and businesses to purchase in West Des Moines. Internet providers who license space in the conduit network will be able to use the conduit to install their own fiber and offer West Des Moines homes and businesses better, faster, and more reliable internet. The City of West Des Moines
For Google Fiber, this means that after the city completes the construction of the conduit network (think “network of pipes”), we'll then be out in the streets pulling our new glass fiber lines through the conduit to the homes and businesses in your area that are on the network. Once this is complete, residents and businesses will be able to sign up for Google Fiber's service.
The City of West Des Moines is building its conduit network, which you can learn about and keep up with here. This means they’ll be able to focus on the infrastructure construction, while Google Fiber focuses on providing a great customer experience with access to gigabit internet.
After the city completes the construction of the conduit network (think “network of pipes”), we'll then be out in the streets pulling our new glass fiber lines through the conduit to the homes and businesses in your area that are on the network.
Since we’ll be out and about in your community, we’re going to do everything we can to make sure we work in the least disruptive way possible, working closely with local and state officials, utility and construction companies, and community leaders along the way.
In West Des Moines, the city will be responsible for the construction of the conduit network, and Google Fiber will be the first tenant leasing this network. The conduit network will be used to serve residents and businesses across West Des Moines. The network allows us to pull strands of fiber right through the pipe to your property line.
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We will be putting doorhangers on all doors of homes in which we’re using the ROW (right-of-way – the part of your property that’s owned by the city so that it can access utilities) to get our fiber optic cable installed.
Fiber-optic internet is made of glass strands, and uses lasers to transmit information at rates close to the speed of light. Fiber optic internet is built to be much more reliable than traditional cable lines. It means fast upload and download speeds, enough internet for multiple devices, and (way) fewer outages than cable.
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