MEC July Construction Update

 

Over the last month, we installed service in five homes. These are people who are evaluating the installation process and service to provide us with meaningful feedback so that we can ensure the very best service experience for all future customers.

Here are just a few comments shared by these folks:

  • “We have been streaming movies, playing online video games and using four cell phones with WiFi. The movies are streaming better than before.”
  • “My son and husband watch a lot of YouTube. All of us spend a lot of time on our phones. My son is thrilled with the way his Xbox is working! He says this internet service is Bad A$$!”
  • “… my son does not have to go to a friend’s house to update his Xbox or his computer. We are all able to be on our devices at the same time with no slow down!”
  • “All is working great! Our U-verse was not bad, but as my husband says ‘this is quite snappy!’ Pages load quickly and we don’t notice any bogging down when clicking on new pages quickly.”

Don’t forget that service is now available at the Township Hall. Stop by for a test drive as you await your installation.

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Construction Update 6-30 to 7-20

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Work completed 6/30 through 7/13:

4 to 7 bore crews on-site
Bored 2,044 feet on Island Lake Point (Island Lake PON)
Bored 2,700 feet on North Territorial Road (Island Lake PON)
Bored 800 feet on Rex Road (Island Lake PON)
Bored 593 feet under Island Lake (Island Lake PON)
Bored 1,524 feet on Roepke Road (Central Office PON)
Bored 1,065 feet on South Lake Road (Central Office PON)
Bored 2,614 feet on M-52 (Central Office PON)
Installed 7 pedestals in Island Lake PON and 3 pedestals in Central Office PON
Escalated delayed and incorrect Miss Dig gas and electric locates that are causing delays in boring and drop construction
Beta testers reported that they are happy with the new broadband service
1 new signup (830 total signups: 308 Basic, 279 Ultra, 236 Gig, 4 undecided, 170 with phone, 3 phone only)

Work to be completed 7/14 through 7/20:

6 to 8 bore crews on-site
Bore on Rex Road (Island Lake PON)
Bore on M-52 (Central Office PON)
Bore on Roepke Road (Central Office PON)
Bore on Cassidy Road (Boyce PON)
Bore on Bush Road (Sugarloaf PON)
Construct drops at 32 houses in Werkner and Island Lake PON (postponed from the previous week due to Miss Dig delays and inaccuracies)

Construction Update 6-23 to 7-6

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Work completed 6/23 through 6/29:
  • 5 bore crews on-site
  • Spliced into house box, installed router, and activated broadband service at 5 beta testers on Werkner Road
  • Bored 1,427 feet on Waterloo Road (Werkner PON)
  • Bored 537 feet on Island Lake Drive (Island Lake PON)
  • Bored 1,000 feet (estimate) on North Territorial Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Bored 994 feet on Roepke Road (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 294 feet on Coopersfield Road (Boyce PON)
  • Installed 6 pedestals in Werkner PON, 1 pedestal in Boyce PON, and 2 pedestals in Island Lake PON
  • Lyndon Township residents received an MEC flyer in their Summer property tax bill
  • No new signups
Work to be completed 6/30 through 7/6:
  • 5 bore crews on-site
  • Bore under Island Lake (Island Lake PON)
  • Bore on N. Territorial Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Bore on Island Lake Point (Island Lake PON)
  • Bore on Rex Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Bore on Roepke Road (Central Office PON)
  • Construct drops at 32 houses in Werkner and Island Lake PON

MEC – June Construction Update


We “turned up the light” at the Township Hall last week, and now you can get a taste of what’s to come with high-speed fiber internet.

Township official Gary Munce said, “The Lyndon Broadband Implementation Committee believes the activation of reliable, high-speed fiber internet and phone service at the Lyndon Township hall will bring new and exciting opportunities; officials, staff, commissions, residents and visitors will all see benefits. For example, new digital signage will be installed to better inform residents and visitors of upcoming events and information, and internet service will available soon to the new Border to Border trail-head adjacent to the town hall.”

We appreciate everyone who stopped by at our June 13 open house. About 140 people attended one of our Cutting the Cord education sessions, learning how to use fiber internet with streaming services to access the entertainment content you want and need. Based on the popularity of this session, we’ll likely bring it back this fall.

Construction efforts continue at full speed, and we expect to light up our first homes in the next couple of weeks. It’s just a matter of time before everyone in Lyndon Township is streaming at the speed of light.

Construction Update 6-2 to 6-15

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Work completed 6/2 through 6/8:
  • 5 to 6 crews on-site
  • Bored 660 feet on Mester Road (Werkner PON)
  • Bored 1,904 feet on Roe Road (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 1,225 feet on Coopersfield Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bored 1,156 feet on Island Lake Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Bored 289 feet on Waterloo Road (Werkner PON)
  • Installed 2 pedestals in Boyce PON and 6 pedestals in Island Lake PON
  • 826 total signups (308 Basic, 278 Ultra, 233 Gig, 4 undecided,169 phone, 3 phone only)
  • Prepare for the four June 13 “Cutting the Cord” education sessions
  • Recorded DNR easement to finish last permit
Work to be completed 6/9 through 6/15:
  • 6 crews on-site
  • Bore on Cooper Ridge Drive / Waterloo Road Connector (Werkner PON)
  • Work on Wildflower Ridge (Werkner PON)
  • Bore on Stofer Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Bore on Island Lake Drive (Island Lake PON)
  • Bore on Mester Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Bore on N. Territorial Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Bore on Roe Road (Central Office PON)
  • Bore on Coopersfield Road (Boyce PON)
  • Conduct “Cutting the Cord” education sessions at Township Hall

Construction Update 5-26 to 6-8

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Work completed 5/26 through 6/1:
  • 5 crews on-site (Tuesday through Friday)
  • Bored 335 feet on Mester Road (Werkner PON)
  • Bored 1,025 feet on Mester Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Bored 1,235 feet on Lindley Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Bored 1,806 feet on Roe Road (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 1,735 feet on Coopersfield Road (Boyce PON)
  • Installed 1 pedestal in Boyce PON
  • Continued to pull fiber through the installed conduit – a total of 25,758 feet of fiber has been pulled
  • Completed drops at five homes on Werkner Road for upcoming beta testing
  • Lyndon Township Hall activated with broadband service
  • Received final easement for DNR permit
Work to be completed 6/2 through 6/8:
  • 6 to 7 crews on-site
  • Bore on Lindley Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Bore on Stofer Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Bore on Island Lake Drive (Island Lake PON)
  • Bore on Boyce Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bore on Cooper Ridge Drive / Waterloo Road Connector (Werkner PON)
  • Bore on Mester Road (Werkner PON)
  • Work on Wildflower Ridge (Werkner PON)
  • Bore on Roe Road (Central Office PON
  • Continue to pull fiber through installed conduit
  • Record DNR easement to finish last permit

Broadband service activated at Township Hall

Fiber optic cable has been pulled to the township hall  and the broadband service has been activated. Planning is currently underway to make WiFi  available for public use at the township hall. 

 Additionally, a number of residential beta testers have been identified in the  Werkner zone.  Drops to their homes have been started and all the underground work for these drops will be finished within a few days.   Once the fiber connection to their home is completed, the broadband service will be activated for these residents.  
 
 Beta testing will be conducted to verify system integrity .  Once completed,  wide scale deployment  to the  homes in the Werkner zone will  begin. 

Construction Update 5-19 to 6-1

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Work completed 5/19 through 5/25:
  • 4 to 5 crews on-site
  • Bored 174 feet on Mester Road (Werkner PON)
  • Bored 2,346 feet on Lindley Road (Werkner PON)
  • Bored 1,628 feet on Boyce Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bored 301 feet on Coopersfield Road (Boyce PON)
  • Installed 4 pedestals in Boyce PON
  • Completed pulling fiber along mainline connecting the southeast corner of Lyndon Township to Township Hall
  • Lots of people attended the May 22 Open House / Education Session
Work to be completed 5/26 through 6/1:
  • 4 to 5 crews on-site
  • Bore on Lindley Road (Werkner PON)
  • Bore on Boyce Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bore on Roe Road (Central Office PON)
  • Work to activate Lyndon Township Hall

Construction update 5-12 to 5-25

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Work completed 5/12 through 5/18:
  • 4 to 6 crews on-site
  • Bored 570 feet on Werkner Road (Werkner PON)
  • Bored 990 feet on Mester Road (Werkner PON)
  • Bored 542 feet on Waterloo Road (Werkner PON)
  • Bored 2,108 feet on Boyce Road (Boyce PON)
  • Installed 1 pedestal in Werkner PON and 3 pedestals in Boyce PON
  • Began to pull fiber along mainline connecting the southeast corner of Lyndon Township to Township Hall
  • MEC placed Network Interface Device (NID) and other equipment at Township Hall for upcoming activation
  • Prepare for May 22 Open House / Education Session
  •  total signups of 821
Work to be completed 5/19 through 5/25:
  • 4 to 5 crews on-site
  • Bore on Mester Road and Lindley Road (Werkner PON)
  • Bore on Boyce Road and Boyce Drive (Boyce PON)
  • Continue to pull cable along this mainline connecting the southeast corner of Lyndon Township and Township Hall
  • Work to activate Lyndon Township Hall
  • Attend May 22 Open House / Learning Education Session