Wireless internet service relies on having a clear line of sight to the specific communications tower that is hosting the provider’s network. Properties with heavy tree coverage can struggle to get signal reception. In some cases, the Webformix radio antenna (“dish”) can be installed in a tree to provide internet service when our standard installation will not acquire the proper signal levels. However, this option does increase the cost of installation and requires work on the part of the property owner. Tree installations can encounter issues such as wildlife, weather, and nature in general, but we do our best to mitigate these risks and strive to provide lasting wireless internet infrastructure.
Tree Installation for Internet
To perform tree installations, Webformix uses a highly qualified and certified arborist who cares about your trees just as much as you do. Steel flex conduit is used to house the cable going up the tree to protect it from rodents. We also use staples that do not fully penetrate the tree bark when attaching the metal conduit up the tree. When performing tree installations, Webformix does everything possible to limit the impact and stress on the trees we install dishes in.
As the homeowner, you will also have a hand in the installation process. You or your hired help will need to dig a minimum 6″ trench with EMT conduit (not black or white PVC). The trench and conduit will need to run from the base of the tree to the wall where the wire will enter the home. Please, do not forget to call 811 before you dig!
Below is a basic illustration of proper conduit laying, as well as a more detailed look at the entire process and the costs associated. Feel free to give us a call to go over the details!