New Fiber Internet

The future of Lakeland Internet is here

Bringing fiber internet to your home

Our fast, reliable internet network just got even better. Introducing Lakeland Fiber Internet, the latest investment in our community, and further commitment to keeping you connected.


First steps

Before we even put a shovel into the ground, we acquire all the necessary approvals and certificates to install our network lines in your area. These approvals are awarded by local representatives, just like your local utility companies.


Hello, neighbor

You’ll begin to see our skilled team of engineers and installers working in your neighborhood. This could include installation trucks & equipment, working on existing telephone poles, or laying new fiber-optic lines underground. But before any installation begins, we’ll clearly mark all existing utility lines so as to not disrupt any other utility services.


Get connected

When installation is complete, you can sign up for service! Contact us and one of our friendly Lakeland technicians will schedule a time to connect your home to our new fiber network.


Clean up

When the project is complete and you are fully connected, our team will rake, seed, and straw your lawn in areas where digging and installation has occurred. Leaving behind an undisturbed lawn and a new, fast internet connection for your home.


Connection Fees

Our standard drop fee for fiber is $300 and our home installation fee is $149.95. However, during the pre-sign phase of our fiber installation plan, we are offering a discounted drop fee of $150 and we are WAVING our home-installation fee for fiber customers! A pre-sign savings of $300^! Offer expires on to June 15, 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Lakeland Internet have a right to be on my property?

In areas where fiber-optic infrastructure is being installed, Lakeland Internet has been approved and granted an easement and legal right-of-way to access private property. This permission is obtained in advance through a permit issued by the local government specifically for the construction of fiber-optic networks. As a result, we kindly request property owners to inform us about any underground hazards or concerns they may have, ensuring that appropriate measures are taken to address them.

What does “Easement” or “Right of Way” Mean?

The local government has the lawful authority to access specific portions of your property to maintain municipal utilities. Service providers, including Lakeland Internet, obtain permission to utilize these designated areas through easements. Easements are permanent restrictions placed on the property, which can transfer ownership if the property is sold. By acquiring an easement, we are granted the right to use the land for specific purposes, without any claim of ownership of it.

A right-of-way is a particular type of easement that bestows the user with the privilege to pass through a piece of land. It is primarily established to create public pathways such as roads, bridges, canals, and in the context of this discussion, public utilities like fiber-optic internet.

How long should the flags be left in my yard?

It is essential to keep markers and paint in place until the construction is completed. Construction crews depend on these markers to accurately identify the locations of important existing services within the easements. Removing these markers can lead to significant issues, potentially causing damage to existing utilities such as water, gas, and electricity. Therefore, it is crucial to preserve the markers to avoid any unintended disruptions or accidents during the construction process. This location and marking DOES NOT include electric pet fences or sprinkler/yard irrigation systems. The RESIDENT should mark these with utility flags, pink paint, or wooden stakes.

Yard Restoration?

Our construction teams are committed to minimizing any impact on your property during the fiber-optic internet installation process. Once the construction work is completed in front of your home and weather conditions allow, our team will undertake the necessary steps to restore the affected areas. We will have a clean up day once a week, with a large cleanup when construction is completed. The standard restoration process includes the following measures to revive your property where digging or plowing has occurred and where hand holes or vaults were installed:

  1. Adding soil to ensure the ground is leveled
  2. Seeding the area to promote the growth of new grass
  3. Applying a layer of straw
  4. Installing a composable mesh to secure the seed and straw in place
  5. We kindly ask that you water the restored areas on your property regularly for the next few weeks. Each home that will need restoration will have a restoration flyer left by the restoration crews with more details steps.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your yard or the specific area impacted by the fiber-optic internet construction in front of your home, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Do you have sprinklers, dog fence or sump pump?

To ensure that your sprinkler system, dog fence, sump pump, or any other underground items are not affected during the construction process, it is crucial that you inform us about them in advance. This allows us to take necessary precautions and avoid any potential damage. You can mark these items using landscaping flags or landscape-safe pink paint.

To provide this information or address any concerns, you can either fill out the Personal Location Form available here or contact us directly at (260) 624-2013.

Construction Overview.
  1. Permitting Process
    Before installing our fiber-optic cables, we must obtain approval from the relevant state or local agencies responsible for overseeing construction activities within their jurisdiction. This includes obtaining permits for areas such as state highways, county easements, cities, railroads, and other applicable locations. The permit approval duration varies depending on the complexity of the project and the presence of existing utilities, ranging from a few days to several months.
  2. Underground Installation
    The underground stage involves laying conduits in the ground once the permits are secured and the final fiber-optic paths are determined. Two common methods used for this process are plowing and directional boring. Additionally, fiber-optic hand holes are installed during this phase to allow technicians access to the backbone for circuit installations.
  3. Fiber-Optic Cable Pulling
    Following the completion of the underground work, the fiber-optic pulling team installs the fiber-optic backbone within the conduits or aerial (on poles), leaving sufficient slack for future servicing. This process can be accomplished manually by pulling the cable using a string or through an advanced method using a blowing machine that utilizes a feeding system to propel the cable.
  4. Backbone Completion
    Once all physical construction stages are finished, our network engineers proceed with installing various types of electronics to facilitate data transmission and service provision to customers over the newly installed fiber-optic infrastructure. It’s important to note that “completion” refers to preparing the backbone fiber-optic for customer access, but it does not indicate that the fiber-optic is operational.
  5. Customer Installation
    Upon the successful completion of the backbone installation, our fiber-optic installation technicians are prepared to connect the fiber-optic service to your home or business, enabling you to enjoy the benefits of high-speed Lakeland internet access.
  6. Customer Installation
    Upon the successful completion of the backbone installation, our fiber-optic installation technicians are prepared to connect the fiber-optic service to your home or business, enabling you to enjoy the benefits of high-speed Lakeland internet access.
How Long does it take to install Lakeland Internet’s Fiber?

We are dedicated to bringing fiber-optic internet to homes as quickly as possible. However, the timeframe for deployment can vary depending on factors such as location, the permitting process, and the construction timeline. We strive to provide comprehensive information regarding service availability in each city where we plan to offer our services.

Checking if your home is eligible for our services or signing up is simple and can be done here.

It is crucial for us to know if you are interested in connecting to our network. This information allows us to accurately design and install the necessary infrastructure to ensure sufficient access for each home we pass. Your input is highly valued as we strive to provide the best possible service to our customer.


Be the First to Fiber!

Be one of the first in your area to sign up for Lakeland’s fiber network when its available.

Find the plan that works for you

Browse our most popular internet plans

Fiber 100
Up to 100mbps internet speeds**
  • Multiple device support
  • Video conferencing
  • Online gaming
  • 4K HD streaming
Fiber 250
Up to 250mbps internet speeds**
  • Multiple device 4K support
  • UHD streaming
  • VR & Augmented Reality
  • Includes Lakeland + Care
Fiber 1 Gig
Up to 1 gig internet speeds**
  • Ample speed for future upgrades
  • High bandwidth support
  • Multiple stream/downloads
  • Includes Lakeland + Care

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