Fiber Line runs through my yard, can we connect to it?

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I live in a small town that doesnt have Fiber Optic Network access but a Fiber Optic Line literally runs through my yard. Is it possible to have a line installed to my house from that? And how much might that cost?
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Dustin Parker

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My rural community is in the same boat. We actually have 2 different sets of Fiber, one owned by MTS or AllStream and the other by CPR rail way. Yet our community (Binscarth) is not even close to being added to the list of towns to come to Fion.
There is live Fiber( in use) and dark Fiber (not used just laying dorment)that could be running by your house.
I deal with Fiber communications at my place of work and I can tell you it not impossible to tie into Fiber it would be more of a community project than something you would install in your house. As a Cisco network switch with SFP could run you upwards to $20,000 to $30,000 just for the basics hardware then you would need to have the physical Fiber cut and fused and that could cost upwards to $5,000 to $10,000 contracted out. As the Fiber fusing machine is worth over $80,000. I would be really interested I'm finding out what model of Cisco equipment MTS would use in a rural community as maybe there would be a way to share the costs to get Fiber in our community sooner too.
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Hi Dustin and DXintel, 
I've informed our Network Services group of your inquiries, and we will provide you with an answer on here soon. Apologies for the delay over this busy holiday season! 
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Good Morning,

Apologies as well for the delay - what you are asking certainly isn't impossible put in all likelihood not practical for an individual homeowner.  It would be kind of like tapping into the Transcanada Natural Gas pipeline for your water heater.  I suspect that the fibre that is running through your property on easement is a transport fibre that is carrying large amounts of traffic (not just internet type traffic).

Communities (RM's and Towns) can certainly contact MTS to discuss longer term plans and get some specific details on what could be done for their specific location.