Fiber Installation Process 

Getting Started with Citynet Fiber

Now that you are excited about getting your home connected to Citynet’s GIG Fiber, here is a quick overview of our fiber installation process so you know what to expect:

Initial Process

Once you call Citynet’s Customer Care Team to initiate service, your Citynet account will be created, and the installation process will begin!    

Next, a member of our Fiber Installation Team will call you to schedule a date for the interior installation of your Citynet services.    

In the meantime, our Outside Plant Team will perform an exterior site review of your location to determine how best to connect Citynet Fiber to your home, either underground or overhead placement. You do not need to be home for this.  

Underground Installation

We start this process by calling Miss Utility to send a representative to your property to mark underground public utilities. As soon as you see those flags appear, please mark any underground sprinklers, pet fences, and any other private underground facilities. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

We then use a low-impact trenching device that creates a narrow seam in your yard. The fiber cable is placed within this narrow seam and is sealed back with little visible trace of this process.

View our trencher in action here.

Fiber Installation: Trench
Fiber Install: Aerial Worker

Overhead/Aerial Installation

We will use the existing infrastructure attached to your home to place our fiber cable if possible.  

Once the method of exterior work has been decided and, if needed, all flags are placed, Citynet’s Outside Plant Team will return to perform the exterior installation process. You do not need to be home for this. After the Citynet Fiber is in place, our Outside Plant Team will install a Network Interface Device (NID) to the exterior of your home. Once this is finished, the exterior work is complete.  

Your In-Home Installation Appointment

The final step is when your Citynet Technician arrives for your scheduled in-home installation appointment.    

Our technician will install an Optical Network Terminal (ONT) and your Citynet wireless router.  If you have added CitynetTV to your service, our technician will also set up your Set Top Box/DVR.    

Your Citynet service(s) will then be activated, and our technician will go over all equipment and how it works, answer any questions, and make sure you know how to access our 24/7/365 local support based at Citynet’s Corporate Headquarters in Bridgeport, West Virginia.    

Enjoy! Surf and stream like never before!   

Fiber Install: Citynet Tech

Fiber Installation FAQs

We will install an ONT (Optical Network Terminal). A Telephone Adapter (TA) will also be installed if you order telephone service. 

The only requirement is that we install the equipment near a power source. Aside from that, we recommend that it is installed out of the way, where it cannot be easily tampered with or damaged but is still accessible to you or a technician. The ONT is mounted to the wall. Many times, we install it in utility rooms, garages, and home offices. 

The inside equipment covers roughly 16 x 12 inches.

One fiber line will be run into each home. Our installation includes one port for data, one for phone, and two for video. Additional data drops/ports are not provided, and our installation does not include any wall “fishing.” 

We use CAT5E wiring on the inside of your home.  

We recommend that you wait one business day AFTER installation to cancel your previous services so that you can verify that your new Citynet services are working correctly. Citynet does not have the authorization to cancel services with your previous provider. You, as the customer, must cancel them. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are porting a number and you cancel services before your number porting, you will lose your number. 

Your first bill with Citynet will be created the first business day after your installation date, or if your installation falls between the 29th to the 1st of a month, your first bill will be generated on the 10th and will show an adjusted amount for the days before the 10th.

If you have agreed to paperless billing (which provides a $2 monthly discount), your Citynet bill will be sent to the email address you provided when you signed up; otherwise, a paper bill will be mailed to your address. Selecting our convenient auto-pay option saves you an additional $10 monthly discount and frees you from missing payments or incurring late charges.

You can call Citynet at any time, any day – 24 hours a day, 365 days a week at 304.848.5400. Our customer support team is based in Citynet’s corporate headquarters in Bridgeport, West Virginia.