Updates

Construction Update 11-3 to 11-16

Areas referenced below can be located on this map
Work completed 11/3 through 11/9:
  • 9 to 10 bore crews on-site plus one fiber pulling crew and one splicing crew
  • Bored 385 feet on M-52 (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 170 feet on Cooper Ridge Road (Werkner PON)
  • Bored 579 feet on Gaddis Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Bored 1,470 feet on M-52 (Long Lake PON)
  • Bored 2,482 feet on Hadley Road (Wild Goose PON)
  • Bored 2,660 feet on Goodband Road (Wild Goose PON)
  • Bored 570 feet on North Lake Road (Wild Goose PON)
  • Installed 3 pedestals in Wild Goose PON
  • Pulled 200 feet of fiber in Werkner PON and 7,148 feet of fiber in Long Lake PON
  • Spliced fiber in Central Office and Boyce PONs
  • 16 new drops this week (totals to-date: 179 total drops – 80 in Werkner PON, 54 in Island Lake PON and 45 in Central Office PON)
  • Spliced 15 jobs (totals to-date: 111 spliced – 80 in Werkner PON, 45 in Island Lake PON and 1 in Central Office PON)
  • 14 new home installations (totals to-date: 78 with broadband – 63 in Werkner PON, 14 in Island Lake PON, and 1 in Central Office PON (Township Hall))
Work to be completed 11/10 through 11/16:
  • 8 bore crews on-site plus one fiber pull crew and one splicing crew (Note: No work was completed on Monday or Tuesday due to the snowy and hazardous conditions.)
  • Bore on M-52 (Central Office and Long Lake PONs)
  • Bore on Cedar Drive (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Bore on Hadley Road (Long Lake and Wild Goose PONs)
  • Bore on Sugarloaf Lake Road (Guinan PON)
  • Bore on Bartell Road (Bruin PON)
  • Continue to pull and splice fiber in Central Office and Boyce PONs
  • Continue drop installations in Werkner, Island Lake and Central Office PONs
  • Continue home installations in Werkner and Island Lake 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 95% (80) complete
Home Installations 75% (63) complete
84 Subscribers

Island Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 72% (49) complete
Home Installations 21% (14) complete
68 Subscribers

Central Office
Mainline Boring 98% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 68% complete
Drop Installations 57% (45) complete
Home Installations 1% (1) complete
79 Subscribers

Boyce
Mainline Boring 99% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 95% complete
123 Subscribers

Sugarloaf
Mainline Boring 79% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 14% complete
114 Subscribers

Long Lake
Mainline Boring 96% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 3% complete
80 Subscribers

Wild Goose
Mainline Boring 28% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 21% complete
45 Subscribers

Construction update 10-27 to 11-9

Areas referenced below can be located on this map

Work completed 10/27 through 11/2:
  • 8 to 9 bore crews on-site plus one fiber pulling crew and one splicing crew
  • Bored 370 feet on M-52 (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 264 feet on Cassidy Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bored 3,882 feet on Waterloo Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Bored 3,928 feet on M-52 (Long Lake PON)
  • Bored 226 feet on Clark Lake Road (Long Lake PON)
  • Bored 322 feet on Oakdale Road (Long Lake PON)
  • Bored 120 feet on Stonehill Road (Long Lake PON)
  • Pulled 8,602 feet of fiber in Boyce PON
  • Spliced fiber in Central Office and Boyce PONs
  • 26 new drops this week (totals to-date: 163 total drops – 80 in Werkner PON, 49 in Island Lake PON and 34 in Central Office PON)
  • Spliced 2 jobs (totals to-date: 111 spliced – 80 in Werkner PON, 30 in Island Lake PON and 1 in Central Office PON)
  • 7 new home installations (totals to-date: 64 with broadband – 58 in Werkner PON, 5 in Island Lake PON, and 1 in Central Office PON (Township Hall))
Work to be completed 11/3 through 11/9:
  • 9 to 10 bore crews on-site plus one fiber pull crew and one splicing crew
  • Bore on M-52 (Central Office and Long Lake PONs)
  • Bore on Waterloo Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Bore on Gaddis Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Bore on Roe Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Bore on Cedar Drive (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Bore on Goodband Road (Wild Goose PON)
  • Bore on Hadley Road (Wild Goose PON)
  • Bore on Guinan Road (Guinan PON)
  • Continue to pull and splice fiber in Central Office and Boyce PONs
  • Continue drop installations in Werkner and Island Lake 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 95% (80) complete
Home Installations 69% (58) complete
84 Subscribers

Island Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 72% (49) complete
Home Installations 7% (5) complete
68 Subscribers

Central Office
Mainline Boring 97% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 68% complete
Drop Installations 43% (34) complete
Home Installations 1% (1) complete
79 Subscribers

Boyce
Mainline Boring 99% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 95% complete
123 Subscribers

Sugarloaf
Mainline Boring 77% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 14% complete
114 Subscribers

Long Lake
Mainline Boring 91% complete
80 Subscribers

Construction Update 10-20 to 11-2

Areas referenced below can be located on this map

Work completed 10/20 through 10/26:
  • 8 bore crews on-site plus one fiber pulling crew and one splicing crew
  • Bored 524 feet on M-52 (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 20 feet on N Territorial Road (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 307 feet on Beeman Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bored 290 feet on Roe Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bored 2,000 feet on Waterloo Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Bored 3,752 feet on M-52 (Long Lake PON)
  • Bored 1,555 feet on Clark Lake Road (Long Lake PON)
  • Bored 1,457 feet on Waterloo Road (Long Lake PON)
  • Bored 2,437 feet on Joslin Lake Road (Wild Goose PON)
  • Installed 12 pedestals in Long Lake PON and 7 pedestals in Wild Goose PON
  • Pulled 5,894 feet in Boyce PON and 5,694 feet in Sugarloaf PON
  • Spliced fiber in Central Office and Boyce PONs
  • 41 new drops this week (totals to-date: 137 total drops – 79 in Werkner PON, 45 in Island Lake PON and 13 in Central Office PON)
  • Spliced 32 jobs (totals to-date: 109 spliced – 78 in Werkner PON, 30 in Island Lake PON and 1 in Central Office PON)
  • 14 new home installations (totals to-date: 57 with broadband – 51 in Werkner PON, 5 in Island Lake PON, and 1 in Central Office PON (Township Hall))
Work to be completed 10/27 through 11/2:
  • 8 bore crews on-site plus one fiber pull crew and one splicing crew.  (With the rainy weather, there are a couple of non-work days this week.)
  • Bore on M-52 (Central Office and Long Lake PONs)
  • Bore on Beeman Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bore on Waterloo Road (Sugarloaf PONs)
  • Bore on Goodband Road (Wild Goose PON)
  • Continue to pull and splice fiber in Central Office and Boyce PONs
  • Continue drop installations in Werkner and Island Lake 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 94% (79) complete
Home Installations 61% (51) complete
84 Subscribers

Island Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 66% (45) complete
Home Installations 7% (5) complete
68 Subscribers

Central Office
Mainline Boring 97% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 68% complete
79 Subscribers

Boyce
Mainline Boring 99% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 76% complete
123 Subscribers

Sugarloaf
Mainline Boring 62% complete
114 Subscribers

Long Lake
Mainline Boring 86% complete
80 Subscribers

Construction Update 10-13 to 10-26

Areas referenced below can be located on this map
Work completed 10/13 through 10/19:
  • 9 bore crews on-site plus one fiber pulling crew and one splicing crew
  • Bored 1,063 feet on M-52 (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 264 feet on Leeke Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bored 1,479 feet on Roe Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bored 600 feet on M-52 (Long Lake PON)
  • Bored 946 feet on Waterloo Road (Long Lake PON)
  • Bored 374 feet on Clark Lake Road (Long Lake PON)
  • Bored 3,204 feet on Joslin Lake Road (Wild Goose PON)
  • Bored 260 feet on N Territorial Road (Wild Goose PON)
  • Installed 1 pedestal in Central Office PON, 4 pedestals in Boyce PON, 2 pedestals in Wild Goose PON and 4 pedestals in Ellsworth PON
  • Pulled 1,160 feet of fiber in Central Office PON and 6,994 feet in Boyce PON
  • Spliced fiber in Central Office and Boyce PONs
  • 10 new drops this week (totals to-date: 96 total drops – 75 in Werkner PON, 20 in Island Lake PON and 1 in Central Office PON)
  • Spliced 20 jobs (totals to-date: 77 spliced – 67 in Werkner PON, 9 in Island Lake PON and 1 in Central Office PON)
  • 9 new home installations (totals to-date: 43 with broadband – 41 in Werkner PON, 1 in Island Lake PON, and 1 in Central Office PON (Township Hall))
Work to be completed 10/20 through 10/26:
  • 8 bore crews on-site plus one fiber pull crew and one splicing crew
  • Bore on M-52 (Central Office and Long Lake PONs)
  • Bore on Boyce Road Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bore on Clark Lake Road (Long Lake PON)
  • Bore on Waterloo Road (Sugarloaf and Long Lake PONs)
  • Bore on Joslin Lake Road (Wild Goose PON)
  • Continue to pull and splice fiber in Central Office and Boyce PONs
  • Continue drop installations in Werkner and Island Lake PONs.  Update:  42 drops completed this week!
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 89% (75) complete
Home Installations 49% (41) complete
84 Subscribers

Island Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 29% (20) complete
Home Installations underway
68 Subscribers

Central Office
Mainline Boring 96% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 68% complete
79 Subscribers

Boyce
Mainline Boring 99% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 63% complete
123 Subscribers

Sugarloaf
Mainline Boring 62% complete
114 Subscribers

Long Lake
Mainline Boring 66% complete
80 Subscribers

Drop Information

Drop is the term used to describe the process of bringing the fiber optic cable from the main line fiber at the road and connecting it to an enclosure on your residence.

Here is information about the process and sequence of events that will occur.

  1. MEC’s Underground Contractor will call in a request to Miss Dig.
    Miss Dig will locate all public underground facilities.
    You will start to see other utility flags on your property.
  2.  At this time, the customer should mark or identify any of your
    personal underground facilities,  including but not limited to:  sprinkler systems, propane lines, septic lines, water lines, invisible pet fence, etc.  You can use Cones, spray paint, flags, etc.

MEC does not contact people before beginning drop work on their property, unless you requested that during the sign up process.

3.  MEC’s Underground Contractor will bury a fiber optic cable from the main line to your home

4.  A housebox (enclosure) will be placed on the outside of your home. This will be where the fiber will enter your home. This can be where all other utilities are located, where your current internet/telephone service enters your home, or just the best location to reach the desired end point.  This something you specified during sign up process!

5.  Splice crew is assigned to splice fiber inside the housebox/enclosure.

6.  Once the splicing is complete, you will receive a call from MEC to schedule a time for home installation.

Please review this presentation regarding the drop process-

LYNDON TWP March Presentation FINAL

Construction Update 10-6 to 10-19

Areas referenced below can be located on this map

Work completed 10/6 through 10/12:
  • 9 bore crews on-site plus one fiber pulling crew and one splicing crew
  • Bored 1,534 feet on M-52 (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 911 feet on Leeke Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bored 773 feet on Cassidy Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bored 530 feet on Roe Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bored 1,610 feet on Osius Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Bored 692 feet on Beeman Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Bored 2,058 feet on Waterloo Road (Long Lake PON)
  • Bored 736 feet on Clark Lake Road (Long Lake PON)
  • Bored 248 feet on Oakdale Drive (Long Lake PON)
  • Installed 2 pedestals in Central Office PON and 4 pedestals in Long Lake PON
  • Pulled 2,582 feet of fiber in Central Office PON, 7,618 feet in Boyce PON and 1,040 feet in Long Lake PON
  • Spliced fiber in Central Office and Boyce PONs
  • No new sign-ups
  • 13 new drops this week (totals to-date: 86 total drops – 67 in Werkner PON, 18 in Island Lake PON and 1 in Central Office PON (Township Hall))
  • Spliced 1 job
  • 11 new home installations (totals to-date: 34 with broadband – 32 in Werkner PON, 1 in Island Lake PON, and 1 in Central Office PON)
Work to be completed 10/13 through 10/19:
  • 9 bore crews on-site plus one fiber pull crew and one splicing crew
  • Bore on M-52 (Central Office PON)
  • Bore on Roe Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bore on Clark Lake Road (Long Lake PON)
  • Bore on Waterloo Road (Sugarloaf and Long Lake PONs)
  • Bore on Joslin Lake Road (Wild Goose PON)
  • Continue to pull and splice fiber in Central Office and Boyce PONs
  • Continue drop installations in Werkner and Island Lake 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 80% (67) complete
Home Installations 38% (32) complete
84 Subscribers

Island Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drops Installations 26% (18) complete
Home Installations underway
68 Subscribers

Central Office
Mainline Boring 93% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 66% complete
79 Subscribers

Boyce
Mainline Boring  99% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 48% complete
123 Subscribers

Sugarloaf
Mainline Boring 62% complete
114 Subscribers

Construction Update 9-25 to 10-12

Areas referenced below can be located on this map
Work completed 9/29 through 10/5:
  • 8 to 9 bore crews on-site plus one fiber pulling crew and one splicing crew
  • Bored 774 feet on M-52 (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 800 feet on North Territorial Road (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 1,158 feet on Roepke Court (Ellsworth PON)
  • Bored 1,940 feet on Waterloo Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Bored 198 feet on Lingane Road (Long Lake PON)
  • Bored 566 feet on Westbourne Court (Long Lake PON)
  • Bored 1,377 feet on Waterloo Road (Long Lake PON)
  • Installed 1 pedestal in Boyce PON and 2 pedestals in Sugarloaf PON
  • Pulled 2,654 feet of fiber in Boyce PON
  • Spliced fiber in Central Office and Boyce PONs
  • No new sign-ups
  • No new drops this week (totals to-date: 74 total drops – 55 in Werkner PON, 18 in Island Lake PON and 1 in Central Office PON (Township Hall))
  • Spliced 8 jobs
  • 4 new home installations (totals to-date: 22 with broadband – 20 in Werkner PON, 1 in Island Lake PON, and 1 in Central Office PON)
Work to be completed 10/6 through 10/12:
  • 9 bore crews on-site plus one fiber pull crew and one splicing crew
  • Bore on M-52 (Central Office and Boyce PON)
  • Bore on Leeke Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bore on Roe Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bore on Westbourne Court (Long Lake PON)
  • Bore on Oakdale Court (Long Lake PON)
  • Bore on Clark Lake Road (Long Lake PON)
  • Bore on Waterloo Road (Sugarloaf and Long Lake PONs)
  • Bore on Osius Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Continue to pull and splice fiber in Central Office and Boyce PONs
  • Continue drop installations in Werkner and Island Lake PONs
Additional information for the Lyndon Township Broadband website construction update is provided below:

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 65% complete
Home Installations 24% complete
84 Subscribers

Island Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drops Installations underway
Home Installations underway
68 Subscribers

Central Office
Mainline Boring 90% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 61% complete
79 Subscribers

Boyce
Mainline Boring  95% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 32% complete
123 Subscribers

Sugarloaf
Mainline Boring 57% complete
114 Subscribers

Construction Update 9-22 to 10-5

Areas referenced below can be located on this map

Work completed 9/22 through 9/28:

  • 6 to 8 bore crews on-site plus one fiber pulling crew and one splicing crew
  • Bored  4,356 feet on M-52 (Boyce PON)
  • Bored 156 feet on Boyce Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bored 1,306 feet on Leeke Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bored 954 feet on Lingane Road (Long Lake PON)
  • Bored 1,376 feet on Oakdale Drive (Long Lake PON)
  • Bored 608 feet on Westbourne Court (Long Lake PON)
  • Bored 2,250 feet on Waterloo Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Installed 8 pedestals in Boyce PON and 4 pedestals in Sugarloaf PON
  • Pulled 10,864 feet of fiber in Boyce PON
  • Spliced fiber in Central Office and Boyce PONs
  • No new sign-ups
  • No new drops this week (totals to-date: 74 total drops – 55 in Werkner PON, 18 in Island Lake PON and 1 in Central Office PON (Township Hall))
  • Spliced 15 jobs
  • No new installations (totals to-date: 18 with broadband – 16 in Werkner PON, 1 in Island Lake PON, and 1 in Central Office PON)
Work to be completed 9/29 through 10/5:
  • 8 to 9 bore crews on-site plus one fiber pull crew and one splicing crew (Note:  Minimal crews on Thursday due to weather delays.)
  • Bore on M-52 (Central Office PON)
  • Bore on Leeke Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bore on Lingane Road (Long Lake PON)
  • Bore on Westbourne Court (Long Lake PON)
  • Bore on Oakdale Court (Long Lake PON)
  • Bore on Waterloo Road (Sugarloaf and Long Lake PONs)
  • Continue to pull and splice fiber in Central Office and Boyce PONs
  • Continue drop installations in Werkner PON
  • Send out the project status update to Lyndon Township subscribers

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 underway
Home Installations underway
84 Subscribers

Island Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drops Installations underway
Home Installations underway
68 Subscribers

Central Office
Mainline Boring 87% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 61% complete
79 Subscribers

Boyce
Mainline Boring  95% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 26% complete
123 Subscribers

Sugarloaf
Mainline Boring 52% complete
114 Subscribers

Lyndon Broadband Project Status Update

Lyndon Broadband Project Status Update
Prepared by Implementation Committee
September 30, 2019

The purpose of this report is to provide current project status, project schedule and explanation of factors impacting the project schedule and budget. In short:

  • The estimate for completion of the mainline fiber construction has been pushed back one quarter, from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.
  • Households in the Werkner and Island Lake zones are coming online now and will be connected by the end of this year.
  • Most drops in the Central Office and Boyce zones will be done this year with home installations continuing through the winter
  • As drops from the road to individual homes cannot be completed while the ground is frozen, households in the remaining zones will likely not be connected until the ground thaws in the spring. Many homes will be completed by the end of Q2, 2020 with remaining households completed in Q3, 2020.
  • The project is currently under budget and projected to be completed under budget.

The volunteers that make up the Implementation Committee recognize our responsibility to our fellow Lyndon Township residents for the project schedule and budget.  We will continue to work diligently to bring the project to successful completion. For those that are interested in the details of the current state of the project, these are included below.

Current Project Status

 The township has been divided into 11 zones or in networking terms, PONs (Passive Optical Networks), These zones represent the sequence in which construction and installations will occur. The layout of the 11 areas referenced below can be seen on this map:
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  • Werkner
  • Island Lake
  • Central Office
  • Boyce
  • Sugarloaf
  • Guinan
  • Long Lake
  • Wild Goose
  • Bruin
  • Joslin
  • Ellsworth

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 underway
Home Installations underway
84 Subscribers

 Island Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drops Installations underway
Home Installations underway
68 Subscribers

Central Office
Mainline Boring 87% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 61% complete
79 Subscribers

Boyce
Mainline Boring 81% complete
123 Subscribers

Sugarloaf
Mainline Boring 45% complete
114 Subscribers

The project is under budget.  There have been no jobsite injuries.  There has been minimal environmental impact and zero trees cut down.

Project Schedule

Mainline construction completion estimates have been pushed back one quarter, from Q4 2019 to the end of Q1 2020. This new estimate will be dependent upon winter weather and availability of construction crews. Mainline fiber installation, drop installations and home installations will be completed in Werkner and Island Lake this year.   We expect most drops in the Central Office, and Boyce zones to be done before the ground freezes, with home installations completed shortly thereafter.  Installation of any other drops beyond these zones will be weather dependent as drops cannot be installed after the ground freezes.

Drop installation will resume for all remaining drops as soon as the ground thaws in the spring. We anticipate all households will be online in Q3, 2020.

Factors impacting the project schedule

Recently we received information from the construction company, Henkels & McCoy, regarding the construction schedule which will have an impact on the project schedule. The Henkels & McCoy contract with the township calls for mainline construction to be completed by November 11, 2019.   We were informed that they do not expect to meet that completion date.

Given this information, amendments to the schedule have been made based on the following data:

Main Line Construction:

We have been told by Henkels & McCoy that they expect to complete the drilling by the end of Q1 2020.  Based on the data we have regarding their current rate of construction, their rate of construction over last year’s winter months, and the number of crews they have deployed, the Implementation Committee believes this estimate to be achievable, assuming that Henkels & McCoy can maintain the current number of crews in the field and that winter weather is similar to last year.

Drops

The MEC drop crews will complete all 152 drops in the Werkner, Island Lake and most of the 202 drops in the Central Office and Boyce zones before the ground freezes. Homes will be brought online concurrent to drop installations, and home activations will continue through the winter.

Resuming drops in the spring, the 234 drops in Sugarloaf, Guinan and Long Lake should be completed with most of these homes activated in Q2, 2020 assuming  the mainline construction stays on schedule

The remaining 245 drops in Wild Goose, Bruin, Joslin and Ellsworth zone should be completed and the homes activated in Q3, 2020 assuming  the mainline construction stays on schedule.

None of these scheduling changes have any budgetary impact.

Again – the volunteers that make up the Implementation Committee recognize our responsibility to our fellow Lyndon Township residents for the project schedule and budget.   We will continue to work diligently to bring the project to successful completion.

If you have any questions or need further information, please send email to:

Lyndonbroadband1@gmail.com

Construction Update 9-15 to 9-28

Areas referenced below can be located on this map
Work completed 9/15 through 9/21:
  • 5 to 7 bore crews on-site plus one to two fiber pulling crews and one splicing crew
  • Bored 628 feet on M-52 (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 1,198 feet on Roe Road (Central Office PON)
  • Bored 895 feet on M-52 (Boyce PON)
  • Bored 345 feet on Boyce Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bored 1,798 feet on Osius Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Bored 2,279 feet on Lingane Road (Long Lake PON)
  • Bored 622 feet on Stonehill Drive (Long Lake PON)
  • Bored 300 feet on Bauer Court (Long Lake PON)
  • Bored 500 feet on Oakdale Drive (Long Lake PON)
  • Bored 733 feet on Boyce Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • Installed 6 pedestals in Boyce PON, 3 pedestals in Ellsworth PON, and 5 pedestals in Sugarloaf PON
  • Pulled 13,052 feet of fiber in Central Office PON
  • Pulled 1,371 feet of fiber in Boyce PON
  • Spliced fiber in Central Office and Boyce PONs
  • No new sign-ups and removed 3 duplicate accounts (830 total; 308 basic, 279 ultra, 237 gig, 3 undecided, 163 with phone (down from 170), 3 phone only)
  • 11 new drops in Werkner PON this week (totals to-date: 74 total drops – 55 in Werkner PON, 18 in Island Lake PON and 1 in Central Office PON (Township Hall))
  • 4 new installations in Werkner PON (totals to-date: 18 with broadband – 16 in Werkner PON, 1 in Island Lake PON, and 1 in Central Office PON)
Work to be completed 9/22 through 9/28:
  • 6 to 7 bore crews on-site plus one fiber pull crew and one splicing crew
  • Bore on M-52 (Boyce and Central Office PONs)
  • Bore on Roe Road (Central Office PON)
  • Bore on Leeke Road (Boyce PON)
  • Bore on Boyce Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • Bore on Lingane Road (Long Lake PON)
  • Bore on Westbourne Court (Long Lake PON)
  • Bore on Waterloo Road (Sugarloaf PON)
  • Continue to pull and splice fiber in Central Office and Boyce PONs
  • Continue drop installations in Werkner PON