Updates

Construction Update 9-1 to 9-14

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Work completed 9/1 through 9/7:
  • 5 to 7 bore crews on-site plus one fiber pulling crew and one splicing crew
  • Bored 120 feet on M-52 (Boyce PON)
  • Bored 253 feet on N Territorial (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 1,674 feet on Boyce Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bored 1,265 feet on Boyce Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • Bored 1,858 feet on Roe Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Bored 1,962 feet on Osius Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Pulled 3,070 feet of fiber in the Island Lake PON
  • Continued splicing in Island Lake PON
  • One new sign-up (833 total; 308 basic, 278 ultra, 240 gig, 4 undecided, 170 with phone, 3 phone only)
  • Broadband was lit in two houses this week (16 houses have broadband to-date)
  • No new drops this week (totals to-date: 46 total drops – 28 in Werkner PON and 18 in Island Lake PON)
Work to be completed 9/8 through 9/14:
  • 7 bore crews on-site plus a fiber pull and splicing crew
  • Bore on M-52 (Central Office PON)
  • Bore on Boyce Road (Boyce and Ellsworth PON)
  • Bore on Osius Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Bore on Waterloo Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Begin to pull and splice fiber in Central Office PON
  • Resume drop installations in Werkner and Island Lake PONs
  • Release Island Lake PON to MEC to begin drops and installations

Construction Update 8-25 to 9-7

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Work completed 8/25 through 8/31:
  • 5 to 6 bore crews on-site plus two fiber pulling crews and one splicing crew
  • Bored 583 feet on M-52 (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 754 feet on South Lake, Northview and Westview (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 5,848 feet on Boyce Road (Boyce PON)
  • Installed 2 pedestals in Island Lake PON and 6 pedestals in Boyce PON
  • Pulled 7,401 feet of fiber in the Island Lake PON
  • Continued splicing in Island Lake PON
  • No new sign-ups
Work to be completed 9/1 through 9/7:
  • 5 to 6 bore crews on-site plus a fiber pull and splicing crew
  • Bore on M-52 (Central Office PON)
  • Bore on South Lake Road (Central Office PON)
  • Bore on Boyce Road (Boyce and Ellsworth PON)
  • Continue to pull and splice fiber in Island Lake PON
  • Test Island Lake PON for drop release

Construction Update 8-11 to 8-31

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Work completed 8/11 through 8/24:
  • 5 to 6 bore crews on-site plus two fiber pulling crews and one splicing crew
  • Bored 271 feet on M-52 (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 992 feet on Sandhill Pointe (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 1,546 feet on South Lake, Northview and Westview (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 5,461 feet on Boyce Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bored 1,389 feet on M-52 (Boyce PON)
  • Bored 2,150 feet on Roe Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Installed 2 pedestals in Central Office PON, 2 pedestals in Sugarloaf PON and 1 pedestal in Boyce PON
  • Pulled 4,321 feet of fiber in the Werkner PON
  • Pulled 8,991 feet of fiber in the Island Lake PON
  • Continue splicing in Island Lake PON
  • Tested and turned over Werkner PON to MEC to begin home installations and activations
  • No new sign-ups
Work to be completed 8/25 through 8/31:
  • 5 to 6 bore crews on-site plus a fiber pull and splicing crew
  • Bore on M-52 (Central Office PON)
  • Bore on North Territorial (Central Office PON)
  • Bore on South Lake Drive (Central Office PON)
  • Bore on Boyce Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bore on Roe Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Bore on Osius Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Continue to pull and splice fiber in Island Lake PON

Construction Update 8-4 to 8-17

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LYNDON DESIGN 110518


Work completed 8/4 through 8/10:

  • 4 to 7 bore crews on-site
  • Bored 379′ feet on Island Lake Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Bored 700 feet on M-52 (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 160 feet on Roepke Road (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 1,885 feet on Sandhill Pointe (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 710 feet on N. Territorial Road (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 462 feet on Beeman Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bored 1,393 feet on Cassidy Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bored 1,975 feet on Roe Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Installed 1 pedestal in Central Office PON and 3 pedestals in Sugarloaf PON
  • Two new sign-ups for a total of 832 (309 Basic, 278 Ultra, 238 Gig, 4 undecided, 164 w phone, 3 phone only)
  • Continuing to have delays with Miss Dig locating utilities.  Also problems with incorrect location of gas lines continue with Miss Dig.
Work to be completed 8/11 through 8/17:
  • 5 to 6 bore crews on-site plus a cable pull and splicing crew
  • Bore on M-52 (Central Office PON)
  • Bore on North Territorial (Central Office PON)
  • Bore on Sandhill Pointe (Central Office PON)
  • Bore on South Lake Drive (Central Office PON)
  • Bore on Boyce Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bore on Roe Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Test and turnover Werkner PON to MEC to begin home installations and activations

Construction Update 7-28 to 8-10

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Work completed 7/28 through 8/3:
  • 5 to 6 bore crews  on-site
  • Bored 436 feet on Cooper Ridge / Waterloo Road connector (Werkner PON)
  • Bored 290 feet on M-52 (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 2,605 feet on Beeman Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bored 1,200 feet on Bens Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Installed 1 pedestal in Central Office PON and 2 pedestals in Sugarloaf PON
  • Pulled remaining 8,994 feet of fiber in Werkner PON
  • Completed splicing fiber in Werkner PON
  • Constructed drops at 3 houses in Werkner PON and 11 houses in Island Lake PON
  • No new sign-ups
Work to be completed 8/4 through 8/10
  • 5 to 6 bore crews on-site
  • Bore on Island Lake Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Bore on M-52 (Central Office PON)
  • Bore on Sandhill Pointe (Central Office PON)
  • Bore on North Territorial Road (Central Office PON)
  • Bore on Beeman Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Test and turnover Werkner PON to MEC to begin home installations and activations
  • Continue to construct drops in Werkner and Island Lake PONs
  • MEC to send out the monthly construction update including an introduction to their installers

Construction Update 7-21 to 8-3

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Work completed 7/21 through 7/27:
  • 5 to 6 bore crews on-site
  • Bored 613 feet on Roepke Road (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 2,246 feet on M-52 (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 344 feet on Island Lake Drive (Island Lake PON)
  • Bored 562 feet on Beede Drive / Hill Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Bored 140 feet on North Territorial (Island Lake PON)
  • Finished boring on Bush Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Installed 10 pedestals in Central Office PON
  • Pulled fiber in Werkner PON
  • Worked on splicing fiber in Werkner PON
  • Constructed drops at 20 houses in Werkner PON and 8 houses in Island Lake PON
Work to be completed 7/28 through 8/3:
  • 5 to 6 bore crews on-site
  • Bore on M-52 (Central Office PON)
  • Bore on Beeman Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Bore on Bens Drive (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Complete fiber placement and splicing in Werkner PON

Construction Update 7-14 to 7-27

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Work completed 7/14 through 7/20:
  • 6 to 8 bore crews on-site
  • Bored 1,343 feet on Roepke Road (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 4,209 feet on M-52 (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 3,170 feet on Bush Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Bored 2,423 feet on Cassidy Road (Boyce PON)
  • Installed 2 pedestals in Central Office PON and 6 pedestals in Sugarloaf PON
  • Continued to escalate delayed and incorrect Miss Dig gas and electric locates that are causing delays in boring and drop construction
  • MEC sent out July update
  • No new sign-ups
Work to be completed 7/21 through 7/27:
  • 5 to 6 bore crews on-site
  • Bore on M-52 (Central Office PON)
  • Bore on Roepke Road (Central Office PON)
  • Bore on Bush Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Complete cable placement and splicing in Werkner PON
  • Construct drops at 32 houses in Werkner and Island Lake PON (Update:  5 drops were completed on July 22 and 6 drops were completed on July 23 in Werkner PON)

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)