Broadband Oversight Committee Update

With the completion of the construction and installation phases of the broadband project, the Township has established a Broadband Oversight Committee.  This committee is made up of Lyndon residents and will serve in an advisory capacity to the township board.  The group is charged with monitoring the ongoing physical performance of our network as well as working closely with the Township’s Internet Service Provider, Midwest Energy and Communications (MEC), to ensure customer satisfaction with the services they are receiving. Residents are instructed to contact MEC first to resolve any service issues they may be experiencing, but the Oversight Committee (email: Oversight@lyndonbroadband.org) is in place to resolve any issues that residents may have with MEC.

Recently you may have noticed MEC working on broadband installations to homes located just outside our township boundaries.  During the negotiation of our five-year contract with MEC, MEC agreed to cover the cost of building the fiber link to connect our Lyndon network to the Internet backbone.   In exchange, our agreement allows MEC to serve subscribers outside of Lyndon utilizing our network. This was planned for in the design of the network and its capacity. MEC subscribers outside of Lyndon Township have no affiliation with our network service or negotiated rates. In addition, the connections will not degrade the quality or speed of our service.

We are in contact with MEC about their plans and will keep you advised of these activities.

Lyndon Township Completes Broadband Project

In 2016, Lyndon township residents began a community conversation on how to address the lack of access to reliable high-speed internet.   Weighing options and gathering community input at a series of town halls and meetings, these conversations resulted in a ballot measure in August of 2017 to build a fiber optic network reaching all households in the township. The Lyndon Township Implementation Committee has announced that the project is now complete.

Today, residents of Lyndon Township have high-speed internet service that is vital to the education, health, safety and quality of life for Lyndon residents.  This service makes it possible to close the “homework gap”, promote professional development, enable lifelong learning, ensure access to information, telemedicine and entertainment services and provide connections to family and friends.

Here are a few of the project highlights:

  • Over 900 households are now connected with reliable high-speed internet service, representing over 85% of Lyndon Township residents
  • Services include not only fiber broadband, but also telephone service and managed WiFi.
  • Service levels are $35/month for 50Mbps service, $45/month for 250Mb service, and $70/month for 1Gbps service. All levels of service are symmetric (uploads speeds match download speeds) and adhere to principals of privacy and net neutrality.
  • Over 68 miles of mainline fiber optic cable was buried along public and private roads, along with 79 miles of cable buried for drops (from the road to the house) for a total of 147 miles of cable.
  • Cable was installed in the rolling hills, stream and lake-filled landscape of the township. Utmost care was taken to protect our surroundings including endangered species in the township.

The project was challenging and complex and was made possible by a concerned and coordinated effort including volunteers, expertise of residents, engagement of township officials and community support. The Lyndon Township Broadband Implementation Committee was formed following a call for volunteers and was comprised of five core committee members and ten more subcommittee members. The core committee was led by Lyndon Township Supervisor Marc Keezer, with committee members Dawn Brennan, Ben Fineman, Andrea Kline, Kevin McLaughlin and Gary Munce.  The committee met at least weekly for the duration of the project and was pleased to hold their final meeting on Wednesday, December 16.

With the completion of the construction and installation phases of the project, the Township has established an Oversight Committee.  This committee is made up of Lyndon residents with in-depth knowledge of information technology and will serve in an advisory capacity to the township board.  This group is charged with monitoring the ongoing physical performance of the network as well as working closely with the Township’s Internet Service Provider, Midwest Energy and Communications (MEC), to ensure customer satisfaction with the services they are receiving. Residents are instructed to contact MEC first to resolve any service issues they may be experiencing, but the Oversight Committee (email: Oversight@lyndonbroadband.org) is in place to resolve any issues that residents may have with MEC.

While Lyndon Township has achieved ubiquitous high-speed internet access, surrounding townships in Washtenaw, Jackson, and Livonia Counties all have significant numbers of residents who still lack access. Washtenaw County alone has over 20,000 residents who lack access to high-speed internet. The County has convened a Broadband Taskforce to address this issue by working to build public-private partnerships with the goal of attracting grant funding to build broadband infrastructure in underserved areas. The Lyndon Township project has provided an important foundation on which the County is building successfully to bring high-speed internet access to all County residents.

The members of the Lyndon Township Broadband Implementation Committee would like to extend sincere condolences to the family of Andrea Kline. Andrea was member of the Implementation Committee and passed away before the project was completed.  Her expertise in permitting, her understanding and passion for environmental issues, and her well-organized problem-solving skills were key to the success and quality of the project.

Lyndon Township Broadband FINAL Project Update: Week ending 12/19

Work completed 12/13/2020 through 12/19/2020:
  • Completed 2 new home installations in Sugarloaf and Joslin PONs (totals to date: 906 with broadband – 96 in Werkner PON, 76 in Island Lake PON, 86 in Central Office PON, 128 in Boyce PON, 123 in Sugarloaf PON, 43 in Guinan PON, 85 in Long Lake PON, 49 in Wild Goose PON, 55 in Bruin PON, 66 in Joslin PON, and 99 in Ellsworth PON).
  • Transitioned remaining Implementation Committee responsibilities to Oversight Committee members
  • COMPLETED PROJECT
There are four basic phases of work in bringing internet service to your home:
  • Mainline Boring
  • Mainline Fiber Installation
  • Drop Installation (bringing fiber cable from the road to the side of each home)
  • Home Installation (bringing fiber into you home and attaching to network router)

Here is the current status for zones or PONS that are in progress.  

Werkner
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (96) complete
Home Installations 100% (96) complete
96 Subscribers

Island Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (76) complete
Home Installations 100% (76) complete
76 Subscribers

Central Office
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (86) complete
Home Installations 100% (86) complete
86 Subscribers

Boyce
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (128) complete
Home Installations 100% (128) complete
128 Subscribers

Sugarloaf
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 100% (123) complete
Home Installations 100% (123) complete
123 Subscribers

Guinan
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 100% (43) complete
Home Installations 100% (43) complete
43 Subscribers

Long Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 100% (85) complete
Home Installations 100% (85) complete
85 Subscribers

Wild Goose
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (49) complete
Home Installations 100% (49) complete
49 Subscribers

Bruin
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (55) complete
Home Installations 100% (55) complete
55 Subscribers

Joslin
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (66) complete
Home Installations 100% (66) complete
66 Subscribers

Ellsworth
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (99) complete
Home Installations 100% (99) complete
99 Subscribers

Construction Update 12-6 to 12-19

Work completed 12/6/2020 through 12/12/2020:
  • Drops complete (Final Totals: 906 drops – 96 in Werkner PON, 76 in Island Lake PON, 86 in Central Office PON, 128 in Boyce PON, 123 in Sugarloaf PON, 43 in Guinan PON, 85 in Long Lake PON, 49 in Wild Goose PON, 55 in Bruin PON, 66 in Joslin PON and 99 in Ellsworth PON).
  • Splices complete (Final Totals: 906 splices – 96 in Werkner PON, 76 in Island Lake PON, 86 in Central Office PON, 128 in Boyce PON, 123 in Sugarloaf PON, 43 in Guinan PON, 85 in Long Lake PON, 49 in Wild Goose PON, 55 in Bruin PON, 66 in Joslin PON and 99 in Ellsworth PON).
  • Completed 10 new home installations in Island Lake, Central Office, Wild Goose, Long Lake, Bruin, and Ellsworth PONs (totals to date: 904 with broadband – 96 in Werkner PON, 76 in Island Lake PON, 86 in Central Office PON, 128 in Boyce PON, 122 in Sugarloaf PON, 43 in Guinan PON, 85 in Long Lake PON, 49 in Wild Goose PON, 55 in Bruin PON, 65 in Joslin PON, and 99 in Ellsworth PON).
Work to be completed 12/13/2020 through 12/19/2020:
  • Complete home installations in Sugarloaf and Joslin PONs
  • Complete Lyndon Township Implementation Project effective December 19, 2020
  • Transition remaining Implementation Committee responsibilities to Oversight Committee members
There are four basic phases of work in bringing internet service to your home:
  • Mainline Boring
  • Mainline Fiber Installation
  • Drop Installation (bringing fiber cable from the road to the side of each home)
  • Home Installation (bringing fiber into you home and attaching to network router)

Here is the current status for zones or PONS that are in progress.  

Werkner
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (96) complete
Home Installations 100% (96) complete
96 Subscribers

Island Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (76) complete
Home Installations 100% (76) complete
76 Subscribers

Central Office
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (86) complete
Home Installations 100% (86) complete
86 Subscribers

Boyce
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (128) complete
Home Installations 100% (128) complete
128 Subscribers

Sugarloaf
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 100% (123) complete
Home Installations 99% (122) complete
123 Subscribers

Guinan
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 100% (43) complete
Home Installations 100% (43) complete
43 Subscribers

Long Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 100% (85) complete
Home Installations 100% (85) complete
85 Subscribers

Wild Goose
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (49) complete
Home Installations 100% (49) complete
49 Subscribers

Bruin
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (55) complete
Home Installations 100% (55) complete
55 Subscribers

Joslin
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (66) complete
Home Installations 98% (65) complete
66 Subscribers

Ellsworth
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (99) complete
Home Installations 100% (99) complete
99 Subscribers

Construction Update 11-29 to12-12

Areas referenced below can be located on this map

Work completed 11/29/2020 through 12/5/2020:
  • Installed 1 home drop in Bruin PON (totals to date: 906 drops – 96 in Werkner PON, 76 in Island Lake PON, 86 in Central Office PON, 128 in Boyce PON, 123 in Sugarloaf PON, 43 in Guinan PON, 85 in Long Lake PON, 49 in Wild Goose PON, 55 in Bruin PON, 66 in Joslin PON and 99 in Ellsworth PON).
  • Spliced 5 home drops in Long Lake, Bruin, Joslin and Ellsworth PONs (totals to date: 906 spliced – 96 in Werkner PON, 76 in Island Lake PON, 86 in Central Office PON, 128 in Boyce PON, 123 in Sugarloaf PON, 43 in Guinan PON, 85 in Long Lake PON, 49 in Wild Goose PON, 55 in Bruin PON, 66 in Joslin PON and 99 in Ellsworth PON).
  • Completed 5 new home installations in Boyce, Long Lake, and Ellsworth PONs (totals to date: 894 with broadband – 96 in Werkner PON, 75 in Island Lake PON, 85 in Central Office PON, 128 in Boyce PON, 122 in Sugarloaf PON, 43 in Guinan PON, 84 in Long Lake PON, 48 in Wild Goose PON, 54 in Bruin PON, 65 in Joslin PON, and 94 in Ellsworth PON).
Work to be completed 12/6/2020 through 12/12/2020:
  • Continue home installations in Island Lake, Central Office, Long Lake, Wild Goose, Bruin, and Ellsworth PONs
There are four basic phases of work in bringing internet service to your home:
  • Mainline Boring
  • Mainline Fiber Installation
  • Drop Installation (bringing fiber cable from the road to the side of each home)
  • Home Installation (bringing fiber into you home and attaching to network router)

Here is the current status for zones or PONS that are in progress.  

Werkner
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (96) complete
Home Installations 100% (96) complete
96 Subscribers

Island Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (76) complete
Home Installations 99% (75) complete
76 Subscribers

Central Office
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (86) complete
Home Installations 99% (85) complete
86 Subscribers

Boyce
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (128) complete
Home Installations 100% (128) complete
128 Subscribers

Sugarloaf
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 100% (123) complete
Home Installations 99% (122) complete
123 Subscribers

Guinan
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 100% (43) complete
Home Installations 100% (43) complete
43 Subscribers

Long Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 100% (85) complete
Home Installations 99% (84) complete
85 Subscribers

Wild Goose
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (49) complete
Home Installations 98% (48) complete
49 Subscribers

Bruin
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (55) complete
Home Installations 98% (54) complete
55 Subscribers

Joslin
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (66) complete
Home Installations 98% (65) complete
66 Subscribers

Ellsworth
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (99) complete
Home Installations 95% (94) complete
99 Subscribers

Construction Update11-22 to 12-5

Areas referenced below can be located on this map
Work completed 11/22/2020 through 11/28/2020:
  • Installed 0 home drops (totals to date: 918 drops – 96 in Werkner PON, 76 in Island Lake PON, 86 in Central Office PON, 128 in Boyce PON, 123 in Sugarloaf PON, 43 in Guinan PON, 85 in Long Lake PON, 49 in Wild Goose PON, 55 in Bruin PON, 76 in Joslin PON and 101 in Ellsworth PON).
  • Spliced 0 home drops (totals to date: 910 spliced – 96 in Werkner PON, 76 in Island Lake PON, 86 in Central Office PON, 128 in Boyce PON, 123 in Sugarloaf PON, 43 in Guinan PON, 84 in Long Lake PON, 49 in Wild Goose PON, 54 in Bruin PON, 74 in Joslin PON and 97 in Ellsworth PON).
  • Completed 15 new home installations in Guinan, Wild Goose, Joslin and Ellsworth PONs (totals to date: 889 with broadband – 96 in Werkner PON, 75 in Island Lake PON, 85 in Central Office PON, 127 in Boyce PON, 122 in Sugarloaf PON, 43 in Guinan PON, 83 in Long Lake PON, 48 in Wild Goose PON, 54 in Bruin PON, 65 in Joslin PON, and 91 in Ellsworth PON).
Work to be completed 11/29/2020 through 12/5/2020:
  • Continue home installations in Joslin and Ellsworth PONs
There are four basic phases of work in bringing internet service to your home:
  • Mainline Boring
  • Mainline Fiber Installation
  • Drop Installation (bringing fiber cable from the road to the side of each home)
  • Home Installation (bringing fiber into you home and attaching to network router)

Here is the current status for zones or PONS that are in progress.  

Werkner
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (96) complete
Home Installations 100% (96) complete
96 Subscribers

Island Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (76) complete
Home Installations 99% (75) complete
76 Subscribers

Central Office
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (86) complete
Home Installations 99% (85) complete
86 Subscribers

Boyce
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (128) complete
Home Installations 99% (127) complete
128 Subscribers

Sugarloaf
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 100% (123) complete
Home Installations 99% (122) complete
123 Subscribers

Guinan
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 100% (43) complete
Home Installations 100% (43) complete
43 Subscribers

Long Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 100% (85) complete
Home Installations 98% (83) complete
85 Subscribers

Wild Goose
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (49) complete
Home Installations 98% (48) complete
49 Subscribers

Bruin
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (55) complete
Home Installations 98% (54) complete
55 Subscribers

Joslin
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (76) complete
Home Installations 86% (65) complete
76 Subscribers

Ellsworth
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (101) complete
Home Installations 90% (91) complete
101 Subscribers

Construction Update 11-15 to 11-28

Areas referenced below can be located on this map

Work completed 11/15/2020 through 11/21/2020:
  • Installed 3 home drops in Long Lake, Joslin and Bruin PONs (totals to date: 918 drops – 96 in Werkner PON, 76 in Island Lake PON, 86 in Central Office PON, 128 in Boyce PON, 123 in Sugarloaf PON, 43 in Guinan PON, 85 in Long Lake PON, 49 in Wild Goose PON, 55 in Bruin PON, 76 in Joslin PON and 101 in Ellsworth PON).
  • Spliced 0 home drops (totals to date: 910 spliced – 96 in Werkner PON, 76 in Island Lake PON, 86 in Central Office PON, 128 in Boyce PON, 123 in Sugarloaf PON, 43 in Guinan PON, 84 in Long Lake PON, 49 in Wild Goose PON, 54 in Bruin PON, 74 in Joslin PON and 97 in Ellsworth PON).
  • Completed 9 new home installations in Wild Goose and Ellsworth PONs (totals to date: 874 with broadband – 96 in Werkner PON, 75 in Island Lake PON, 85 in Central Office PON, 127 in Boyce PON, 122 in Sugarloaf PON, 42 in Guinan PON, 83 in Long Lake PON, 47 in Wild Goose PON, 54 in Bruin PON, 64 in Joslin PON, and 79 in Ellsworth PON).
Work to be completed 11/22/2020 through 11/28/2020 (short Thanksgiving week):
  • Continue home installations in Joslin and Ellsworth PONs
There are four basic phases of work in bringing internet service to your home:
  • Mainline Boring
  • Mainline Fiber Installation
  • Drop Installation (bringing fiber cable from the road to the side of each home)
  • Home Installation (bringing fiber into you home and attaching to network router)

Here is the current status for zones or PONS that are in progress.  

Werkner
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (96) complete
Home Installations 100% (96) complete
96 Subscribers

Island Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (76) complete
Home Installations 99% (75) complete
76 Subscribers

Central Office
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (86) complete
Home Installations 99% (85) complete
86 Subscribers

Boyce
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (128) complete
Home Installations 99% (127) complete
128 Subscribers

Sugarloaf
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 100% (123) complete
Home Installations 99% (122) complete
123 Subscribers

Guinan
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 100% (43) complete
Home Installations 98% (42) complete
43 Subscribers

Long Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 100% (85) complete
Home Installations 98% (83) complete
85 Subscribers

Wild Goose
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (49) complete
Home Installations 96% (47) complete
49 Subscribers

Bruin
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (55) complete
Home Installations 98% (54) complete
55 Subscribers

Joslin
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (76) complete
Home Installations 84% (64) complete
76 Subscribers

Ellsworth
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (101) complete
Home Installations 78% (79) complete
101 Subscribers

Construction Update 11-8 to 11-21

Areas referenced below can be located on this map
Work completed 11/8/2020 through 11/14/2020:
  • Installed 6 home drops in Central Office, Guinan, Wild Goose and Ellsworth PONs (totals to date: 914 drops – 96 in Werkner PON, 76 in Island Lake PON, 86 in Central Office PON, 128 in Boyce PON, 123 in Sugarloaf PON, 43 in Guinan PON, 84 in Long Lake PON, 48 in Wild Goose PON, 54 in Bruin PON, 75 in Joslin PON and 101 in Ellsworth PON).
  • Spliced 6 home drops in Central Office, Sugarloaf, Guinan, Wild Goose and Ellsworth PONs (totals to date: 909 spliced – 96 in Werkner PON, 76 in Island Lake PON, 86 in Central Office PON, 128 in Boyce PON, 123 in Sugarloaf PON, 43 in Guinan PON, 84 in Long Lake PON, 48 in Wild Goose PON, 54 in Bruin PON, 74 in Joslin PON and 97 in Ellsworth PON).
  • Completed 32 new home installations in Joslin and Ellsworth PONs (totals to date: 865 with broadband – 96 in Werkner PON, 75 in Island Lake PON, 85 in Central Office PON, 127 in Boyce PON, 122 in Sugarloaf PON, 42 in Guinan PON, 83 in Long Lake PON, 46 in Wild Goose PON, 54 in Bruin PON, 64 in Joslin PON, and 71 in Ellsworth PON).
Work to be completed 11/15/2020 through 11/21/2020:
  • Continue home installations in Joslin and Ellsworth PONs
There are four basic phases of work in bringing internet service to your home:
  • Mainline Boring
  • Mainline Fiber Installation
  • Drop Installation (bringing fiber cable from the road to the side of each home)
  • Home Installation (bringing fiber into you home and attaching to network router)

Here is the current status for zones or PONS that are in progress.  

Werkner
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (96) complete
Home Installations 100% (96) complete
96 Subscribers

Island Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (76) complete
Home Installations 99% (75) complete
76 Subscribers

Central Office
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (86) complete
Home Installations 99% (85) complete
86 Subscribers

Boyce
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (128) complete
Home Installations 99% (127) complete
128 Subscribers

Sugarloaf
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 100% (123) complete
Home Installations 99% (122) complete
123 Subscribers

Guinan
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 100% (43) complete
Home Installations 98% (42) complete
43 Subscribers

Long Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 100% (84) complete
Home Installations 99% (83) complete
84 Subscribers

Wild Goose
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (48) complete
Home Installations 96% (46) complete
48 Subscribers

Bruin
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (54) complete
Home Installations 100% (54) complete
54 Subscribers

Joslin
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (75) complete
Home Installations 85% (64) complete
75 Subscribers

Ellsworth
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (101) complete
Home Installations 70% (71) complete
101 Subscribers

Construction Update 11-1 to 11-14

Areas referenced below can be located on this map
Work completed 11/1/2020 through 11/7/2020:
  • Installed 2 home drops in Ellsworth PONs (totals to date: 908 drops – 96 in Werkner PON, 76 in Island Lake PON, 85 in Central Office PON, 128 in Boyce PON, 123 in Sugarloaf PON, 42 in Guinan PON, 84 in Long Lake PON, 47 in Wild Goose PON, 54 in Bruin PON, 75 in Joslin PON and 98 in Ellsworth PON).
  • Spliced 4 home drops in Island Lake and Ellsworth PONs (totals to date: 904 spliced – 96 in Werkner PON, 76 in Island Lake PON, 85 in Central Office PON, 128 in Boyce PON, 122 in Sugarloaf PON, 42 in Guinan PON, 84 in Long Lake PON, 47 in Wild Goose PON, 54 in Bruin PON, 74 in Joslin PON and 95 in Ellsworth PON).
  • Completed 28 new home installations in Bruin, Joslin and Ellsworth PONs (totals to date: 833 with broadband – 96 in Werkner PON, 75 in Island Lake PON, 85 in Central Office PON, 127 in Boyce PON, 122 in Sugarloaf PON, 42 in Guinan PON, 83 in Long Lake PON, 46 in Wild Goose PON, 54 in Bruin PON, 61 in Joslin PON, and 42 in Ellsworth PON).
Work to be completed 11/8/2020 through 11/14/2020:
  • Continue home installations in Joslin and Ellsworth PONs
There are four basic phases of work in bringing internet service to your home:
  • Mainline Boring
  • Mainline Fiber Installation
  • Drop Installation (bringing fiber cable from the road to the side of each home)
  • Home Installation (bringing fiber into you home and attaching to network router)

Here is the current status for zones or PONS that are in progress.  

Werkner
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (96) complete
Home Installations 100% (96) complete
96 Subscribers

Island Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (76) complete
Home Installations 99% (75) complete
76 Subscribers

Central Office
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (85) complete
Home Installations 100% (85) complete
85 Subscribers

Boyce
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (128) complete
Home Installations 99% (127) complete
128 Subscribers

Sugarloaf
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 100% (123) complete
Home Installations 99% (122) complete
123 Subscribers

Guinan
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 100% (42) complete
Home Installations 100% (42) complete
42 Subscribers

Long Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 100% (84) complete
Home Installations 99% (83) complete
84 Subscribers

Wild Goose
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (47) complete
Home Installations 98% (46) complete
47 Subscribers

Bruin
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (54) complete
Home Installations 100% (54) complete
54 Subscribers

Joslin
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (75) complete
Home Installations 81% (61) complete
75 Subscribers

Ellsworth
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (98) complete
Home Installations 43% (42) complete
98 Subscribers

Construction Update 10-25 to 11-7

Areas referenced below can be located on this map
Work completed 10/25/2020 through 10/31/2020:
  • Installed 6 home drops in Island Lake, Sugarloaf, Joslin and Ellsworth PONs (totals to date: 906 drops – 96 in Werkner PON, 76 in Island Lake PON, 85 in Central Office PON, 128 in Boyce PON, 123 in Sugarloaf PON, 42 in Guinan PON, 84 in Long Lake PON, 47 in Wild Goose PON, 54 in Bruin PON, 75 in Joslin PON and 96 in Ellsworth PON).
  • Spliced 96 home drops in Sugarloaf, Wild Goose, Joslin and Ellsworth PONs (totals to date: 899 spliced – 96 in Werkner PON, 75 in Island Lake PON, 85 in Central Office PON, 128 in Boyce PON, 122 in Sugarloaf PON, 42 in Guinan PON, 84 in Long Lake PON, 47 in Wild Goose PON, 54 in Bruin PON, 74 in Joslin PON and 92 in Ellsworth PON).
  • Began home installations in Ellsworth PON
  • Completed 43 new home installations in Werkner, Island Lake, Boyce, Sugarloaf, Guinan, Wild Goose, Bruin, Joslin and Ellsworth PONs (totals to date: 805 with broadband – 96 in Werkner PON, 75 in Island Lake PON, 85 in Central Office PON, 127 in Boyce PON, 122 in Sugarloaf PON, 42 in Guinan PON, 83 in Long Lake PON, 46 in Wild Goose PON, 53 in Bruin PON, 57 in Joslin PON, and 19 in Ellsworth PON).
  • Note:  With the drops being completed last week, an evaluation of the addresses that have not requested home installations was implemented.  A total of 23 homes had requested drops but either canceled their installations or postponed their home installation until the spring.  The drop, splice and home installation numbers noted above reflect this change.
Work to be completed 11/1/2020 through 11/7/2020:
  • Continue home installations in Joslin and Ellsworth PONs
There are four basic phases of work in bringing internet service to your home:
  • Mainline Boring
  • Mainline Fiber Installation
  • Drop Installation (bringing fiber cable from the road to the side of each home)
  • Home Installation (bringing fiber into you home and attaching to network router)

Here is the current status for zones or PONS that are in progress.  

Werkner
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (96) complete
Home Installations 100% (96) complete
96 Subscribers

Island Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (76) complete
Home Installations 99% (75) complete
76 Subscribers

Central Office
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (85) complete
Home Installations 100% (85) complete
85 Subscribers

Boyce
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (128) complete
Home Installations 99% (127) complete
128 Subscribers

Sugarloaf
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 100% (123) complete
Home Installations 99% (122) complete
123 Subscribers

Guinan
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 100% (42) complete
Home Installations 100% (42) complete
42 Subscribers

Long Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 100% (84) complete
Home Installations 99% (83) complete
84 Subscribers

Wild Goose
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (47) complete
Home Installations 98% (46) complete
47 Subscribers

Bruin
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (54) complete
Home Installations 98% (53) complete
54 Subscribers

Joslin
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (75) complete
Home Installations 76% (57) complete
75 Subscribers

Ellsworth
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 100% (96) complete
Home Installations 20% (19) complete
96 Subscribers