With over 33 years of experience in the industry, we at GP Associates, Inc. know just about everything there is to know about fiber installation. We have worked on countless installation projects, both aerial and underground, and we can provide a thorough explanation of the relative pros and cons of each. In this article, we’ll focus on the key advantages of underground fiber installation to help you decide if this option is right for your needs.
- Reduced Risk of Damage- One of the main advantages of underground fiber installation is that it dramatically reduces the risk of the cables becoming damaged. Aerial cables are exposed to potential damage from wind, snow, fire, lightning, and even wildlife activity. Underground cables, on the other hand, are much more protected from these hazards and can therefore provide more reliable performance.
- Lower Visual Impact- Another benefit of underground fiber installation is that it will keep your cables out of sight. One of the most frequent complaints that we at GP Associates, Inc. hear about aerial cables is that they are eyesores that clutter the view, and we understand what a nuisance that can be. If you want to enjoy the fast, reliable connection you deserve without having to put up with ugly cables and poles, underground fiber installation is for you.
- Less Space- Lastly, underground fiber installation takes up less space than the aerial version. Although the cables themselves are typically the same size, aerial installation uses a wider band of land to accommodate the necessary poles and supports. With underground installation, on the other hand, our team at GP Associates, Inc. won’t need much more than the width of the cable to successfully install your new connection.