Internet Installation Update (January 9, 2024)

By Karl Stephens
General Manager/COO

Live Oak Fiber, recently shared updates with The Landings Association covering the holidays. The information is listed below by week. 

December 18-21 

  • 8,320 ft of conduit placed
  • 25,592 ft of fiber pulled
  • 50 homes passed

December 27-29

  • 6,476 ft of conduit placed
  • 21,620 ft of fiber pulled
  • 71 homes passed

January 3-5

  • 7,111 ft conduit placed
  • 19,427 ft of fiber pulled
  • 76 homes passed

Last week crews completed work on:

  • Skysail Circle
  • Half Penny Circle
  • Top Gallant Circle 
  • Mainsail Crossing
  • Loblolly Lane
  • South Point Cross
  • Rookery Road
  • Dunsmuir Lane
  • Starbridge Court

Roads working on this week:

  • Rookery Road
  • Delegal Road
  • South Point Cross 
  • Windswept Lane
  • Lockwood Lane
  • Salt Meadow Court
  • Adams Point Road
  • Marsh Haven Lane

Fiber Pullers will be working in the following areas:

  • Mainsail Crossing
  • Rookery Road
  • Delegal Road

Splicers will be working in the following areas:

  • Cabbage Crossing
  • Coggeshall Court
  • Middle Marsh Retreat
  • Waterside Road
  • Hopscotch Lane
  • Pelham Road
  • Sweetgum Crossing

As a reminder, this is a 14-month project of building a fiber network to offer internet. You can visit Live Oak Fiber's website ( for more information or to contact them directly. Live Oak Fiber who is the service provider for the Internet.

Some residents have asked how the fiber will be installed and what members can expect to see as the work unfolds. Below are some photos that explain the process, along with an example of a utility company marking its lines. As mentioned in previous Landings Association emails, advance crews have been marking utilities with paint and flags. This allows the subsequent boring crews to know where utilities are located when they install the conduit that will hold the new fiber. Please do not remove the flags. The crews will remove the flags when work is completed.


Access holes are dug approximately every 10 feet. This allows workers to guide the missile borer and helps locate items like irrigation systems that otherwise might not be marked.




























Sod and dirt are set aside on a tarp to restore the landscaping after work is completed. In the second photo, you can see the white pipes of an irrigation system that were located and will be marked.



















Pictured is the compressor to run the missile borer. A larger, directional borer will be used where appropriate on main thoroughfares.










Shown is the missile borer coming through the hole and being guided to the next hole.





















Orange conduit is pulled through the hole created by the missile borer. It has a tracer wire with it for later locates as needed. Then, fiber cable will be “blown” through the conduit.






Shown is a junction box that will be installed flush to the ground. There is basically one box between each home. When homeowners sign up, crews can pull fiber from these boxes.























These two photos show a splicing vault, where conduit from different runs will terminate, allowing the fiber to be connected. The vault has rocks inside to allow for better drainage. 






















It is important that all utilities are located before work begins to avoid disruptions. This photo shows Utilities, Inc. of Georgia employees using ground penetrating radar and a pole to help find and mark its water lines.



This article was originally published by The Landings Association on their website.

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