Internet Installation Update (May 14, 2024)

By Karl Stephens
General Manager/COO

Live Oak Fiber (LOF) finished the week of May 6-10, with 10,674 feet of new conduit placement, passing 79 homes. The team pulled 9,670  feet of fiber. Total linear conduit placed to date is 499,954 ft (94.7 miles). Work continues in Deer Creek.

Below is a map of the team's progress. 

























  • The green areas are construction complete and ready for LOF service
  • The yellow areas are currently in progress
  • The white areas are yet to be constructed
    • SW corner = South Harbor and Grand Harbor (outside of The Landings)
    • Village Center, Thrive, and The Marshes (outside of The Landings)

Last week crews completed work on:

  • Sedgewater Retreat
  • Shellwind Drive
  • Cedar Marsh Retreat
  • Deer Creek Drive 
  • Oak Shadow Court
  • Gray Heron Retreat
  • Sea Lavender Lane
  • Cloverwood Court
  • Islanders Retreat

Roads working on this week:

  • Shellwind Drive
  • Curlew Lane
  • Stargrass Retreat
  • Tidewood Court
  • Moonbill Lane
  • Kertrel Lane
  • Sundew Road
  • Lake Street
  • Meeting Street
  • Ridge Road West
  • Bank Street
  • Skidaway Village Square

Fiber Pullers will be working in the following areas:

  • Gray Heron Retreat

Splicers will be working in the following areas:

  • Islanders Retreat

As a reminder, this is a 14-month project of building a fiber network to offer internet. Contact Live Oak Fiber's directly for more information (912-254-7350 or

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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