Investing in Connections

Nuvera Fiber Expansion

Fiber expansion continues across our service area and beyond with a goal to bring 100% fiber internet to your community.

Tony, Nuvera’s AI spokesperson, is here to guide you on all things related to fiber construction and connectivity. Watch all of Tony’s informative videos on Nuvera’s YouTube Channel.

Connect Better with Fiber

  • More devices with less lagging
  • Equally-fast upload and download speeds
  • 99% reliable network
  • A dedicated (not shared) connection

The Construction Process

Watch: The Nuvera Fiber construction process explained in five minutes.

Step 1:
Site Preparation

Plan fiber route and prepare for construction.

Step 2:
Fiber Construction

Build and splice main line fiber to serve the area.

Step 3:
Drop Construction

Build service drops to customers’ homes.

Step 4:
Lawn Restoration

Completed if necessary.

Step 5:
Splicing

Splice customer’s fiber drop at the home’s NID on the outside of the home.

Step 6:
Home Install

Complete install inside the home to enjoy blazing fast broadband via fiber optics.

After construction is complete, restoration will be a two part process:

  • First step is to ensure the construction area is safe, by filling holes with sand. This allows time for settling before final restoration.
  • Next step is for the contractor to return and complete the site restoration. The final restoration includes filling the impacted areas with black dirt/topsoil and grass seed.

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Your Questions, Answered

Learn more about Nuvera fiber and the construction process.

A NID (Network Interface Device) is the equipment that will be placed on the outside of your home or business connecting you to the Nuvera network.

A telecommunications pedestal is a metal or plastic box that grants access to underground fiber optic cable for technicians. A pedestal allows technicians to quickly and easily access fiber for splicing and other vital actions needed for implementing or repairing the connection to your home.

Nuvera will indicate in the right-of-ways where the fiber will be placed. Flags or paint markings will be placed. All public utilities in the construction areas will be marked by the respective utility company. Please do not remove any flags or paint markings. Flags will be removed after construction is complete and paint markings will fade on their own.

Nuvera will restore any disruption to your lawn/landscaping after fiber is buried to your home. This will be a two-part process:

  • First step is to fill holes with sand, which allows time for settling before final restoration while making the construction area safe for children, pets, etc.
  • Next step is for the contractor to return and complete the site restoration after construction is complete. This includes filling the impacted areas with black dirt/topsoil and grass seed.

Homeowners are responsible for locating and marking any private underground facilities such as: invisible fencing, irrigation lines, private power, etc. Visit www.gopherstateonecall.org/homeowners for more information.

In the unlikely event that there is a significant disruption to your property, Nuvera guarantees the restoration of any landscaping, etc.

In order to take advantage of fiber Internet, you will need fiber equipment installed at your house. Nuvera’s crews and our construction partners will install all the equipment needed to implement fiber Internet in your home. If the equipment is installed during our construction phase, there is no charge to the property owner.

Installation of the fiber facilities and equipment will be free if household signs up for presale service, and fiber facilities are installed during the construction phase of the project. Current Nuvera customers are required to transition to our new fiber network which will be done free of charge.

It is best to have the fiber equipment installed when our crews are in your area. Service must be established within 60 days of becoming available or a $250 construction fee will be charged. If our crew does not install the fiber equipment at the same time as the rest of your neighborhood and you decide at some point in the future you want to move ahead with Nuvera high-speed fiber Internet, you can call our office and schedule a time for our crew to come back out and complete the line to your home. A $250 construction fee will apply or will be waived if you commit to a 2-year agreement.

Still have questions? Learn more.

1 Limited time offer. If you are not completely satisfied with your Nuvera Internet experience within the first 30 days after installation, Nuvera will give you your money back for Internet services that were billed during this time. Your disconnection request must be made within 30 days of installation to take advantage of the Money Back Guarantee. Offer is limited to new Nuvera customers without service in the past 12 months with newly added Nuvera Internet and/or Home Wi-Fi service. Please allow 4-8 weeks for refund credit on your Nuvera bill.

2 All construction costs will be waived if household signs up for presale service before or during construction in your area. Over $400 in savings includes $250 construction, $150 installation and $60 activation fees. Service must be established within 60 days of becoming available or a $250 construction fee will be charged. If service is requested after construction has ended, a $250 construction fee may apply, or will be waived if customer commits to a 2-year agreement.