What Is An “Easement” or “Right-of-Way”?

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Your local government owns the legal right to access specific portions of your property to access and maintain municipal utilities. Service providers, such as Surf Broadband, get permission to use these in the form of easements, a permanent restriction on the property that transfers in ownership if the property is ever sold. Having an easement allows us the right to use the land for specific purposes, but we do not retain ownership of it.

A right-of-way is a type of easement that allows the user the right to make way over a piece of land for the express purpose of creating an avenue of public travel (roads, bridges, canals, etc.), or in this case public utilities, Fiber Internet.

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