Google Fiber returning to Raymore
Fiber network to expand to nine new neighborhoods
Google Fiber will be expanding its in-ground fiber network starting this month with a new installation method that is expected to be faster and cause less disruption.
This past week, representatives from Google Fiber met with the City to express their interest in returning to the community to expand its fiber service to nine additional neighborhoods. Depending on permit and licensing applications, construction could begin as early at Nov. 15.
For this phase, contractors will be working again the right-of-way and utility easements in front of homes. However, rather than using a large machine to bury the fiber underground, Google Fiber contractors will be using a vibrating blade that will split the ground, lay a new micro-conduit eight inches deep and then tamp the grass and ground back down without having to dig. Google Fiber contractors will also no longer need to place a utility box at every home.
While this method should avoid conflicts with many of the major utilities currently buried throughout our neighborhoods, the City is again asking residents to mark irrigation and invisible fence systems to ensure that contractors know where they are located.
The City is offering residents free pink yard flags to mark these systems. They can be picked up at City Hall anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Special arrangements can be made for those who cannot get to City Hall during those times.
What neighborhoods will Google be working in?
- The Good Ranch
- Peaceful Meadows
- Cedar Ridge
- Timber Trails
When will crews be working in my yard?
Google fiber contractors will again be working in the right-of-way and utility easements at the front of the property. Contractors will be marking the utilities and hanging door-hangers before they begin work.
If you have questions or concerns about the construction, you can contact Google Fiber’s construction hotline at 877-454-6959.
What happens if contractors hit one of my sprinklers?
If one of Google Fiber’s contractors hit a homeowner’s irrigation system or other utility, you will need to call the Google Fiber construction hotline at 877-454-6959. Their representatives will help you start a complaint ticket and get you through the process of repairing the damage.
What about residents who signed up for Google Fiber in the first phase?
The City does not have any information about when service will be delivered to individual homes. For in-home questions, you can contact Google Fiber Customer Service at 866-777-7550 or visit fiber.google.com/cities.