What is the purpose of providing residential fiber service?

Change and innovation in the electric utility business require enhanced connectivity to customers. In the near future IFP will have the need to use fiber technology to connect to customers in order to provide advanced metering systems, demand response, time-of-day pricing and outage response and restoration. In addition, there has been increasing demand from residents to provide residential fiber service for their use in additional internet connectivity. A great many residents also want the option to work at home with state of the art speed and reliability.

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1. Who do I contact if I have any questions?
2. When should I expect my first bill?
3. Do I need a wireless router? What type of router do you recommend?
4. What equipment will be installed in my home and where?
5. How will you run the fiber? What is the process of both types of installation?
6. What is a site survey?
7. What if I don’t want to connect right away? Can I connect later to the network?
8. Will I have to pay for this even if I don’t use the service?
9. What is UTOPIA?
10. Who will provide Internet service?
11. Will Idaho Falls Power be providing Internet service?
12. Why doesn’t a private company provide the fiber infrastructure instead of Idaho Falls Power?
13. Can the fiber network be used for both purposes?
14. What is the purpose of providing residential fiber service?
15. Who uses that system?
16. Does Idaho Falls already have a fiber system?
17. What does it mean to “light” fiber?
18. What is “dark fiber?”
19. How is fiber distributed throughout the city?
20. Why is fiber important to Idaho Falls?
21. What is fiber, or fiber optics?