Beginning immediately, you will notice technicians from GBT, along with Trans-Tel, a telecommunications subcontractor of GBT, constructing and hanging Fiber Optics throughout St. John. The initial phase will involve crews hanging Fiber Optic mainline from pole to pole, which typically is in the alleyways. GBT expects this process to take approximately 3 months to complete.
Once the Fiber Optic mainline has been completed, GBT crews will then hang aerial Fiber drops to each home. These Fiber drops will be running parallel and connected to your home at the same location where your coaxial drop is located today. Once the Fiber drops are in place, a GBT representative will contact you to schedule a time we can convert your home’s services over to Fiber. We anticipate starting Fiber installs to your home as soon as June.
Why should you be excited about getting Fiber to your home? Today, Fiber is the best and most reliable infrastructure in the world to deliver communication services. Many have heard of 5G as an Internet advancement; we like to call Fiber to the Home 10G! With Fiber, you don’t have to worry about signal loss, and the network is future proof, meaning the infrastructure will be good for decades to come. It also offers increased bandwidth capacity with speeds up to 1000Mbps also known as a GIG, and our Internet speeds will be symmetrical, meaning the same download and upload speeds. When we switch you over to Fiber, GBT will automatically upgrade your upload speed at no additional cost!
We are ecstatic about bringing Fiber to your home and hope you are too! You don’t need to do anything at this moment, but if you have questions, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 620.377.5555, or visit your local St. John store at 602 N US Hwy 281, which is now open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and closed for lunch from 1:00-2:00 pm. GBT—bringing the best user experience to our customers through reliable, state-of-the-art communication services!