Updates

MEC – May Construction Update



There’s light at the end of the tunnel, literally, as we prepare to bring fiber internet to life at Lyndon Township Hall.

In this week’s construction update, Township officials announced that the cabinet and vault were installed last week, and they anticipate that service will be active for next week’s open house.

Your MEC Internet Team will be on site on May 22, and we invite you to stop by any time between 3-6 p.m. to ask questions and actually test drive the service that’s coming your way soon. At 6 p.m. we’ll host an informational session: Tips, Tricks and Helpful Hints After Your Service Is Installed.

If you can’t join us this month, please stop by on June 13 between 3-7 p.m. We’re bringing the popular Cutting the Cord presentation every hour beginning at 3, teaching you how to cut the cord from traditional television providers and use your new fiber internet with streaming services to access the content that you want and need.

More than 800 of your friends and neighbors across Lyndon Township are signed up for fiber internet. We look forward to serving you soon!

Construction update 5-5 to 5-18

Areas referenced below can be located on this map

Work completed 5/5 through 5/11:
  • 4 crews on-site
  • Bored 290 feet on Werkner Road (Werkner PON)
  • Bored 812 feet on Mester Road (Werkner PON)
  • Installed 15 pedestals in Werkner PON
  • Completed boring along mainline connecting the southeast corner of Lyndon Township to Township Hall
Work to be completed 5/12 through 5/18:
  • 4 to 5 crews on-site
  • Begin to pull cable along this mainline connecting the southeast corner of Lyndon Township and Township Hall
  • Bore on Waterloo Road, Boyce Road and Mester Road
  • MEC to place NID and other equipment at Township Hall for upcoming activation
  • Continue planning for May 22 Open House / Learning Education Session –Tips, Tricks and Helpful Hints After Your Service Is Installed.

Please Read – Drop Installation Process – MISS DIG

The following information will help to better understand the home installation (Drop) process.   MEC (Midwest Energy and Communication) will be doing this work.  Pay particular attention to MISS DIG information.

The word Drop,  refers to the the process of bringing the fiber optic cable from the road and attaching it to your home.   As a home owner there is information you should be aware of related to this process.

  • Please do not call MISS DIG  on your own for this project.  MEC’s  Underground Contractor will call in a request to Miss Dig. Miss Dig will locate all public underground facilities on your property – electric, natural gas and telephone.
    Once this locating is done, you will see utility flags on your property.
  • When you see this utility flags on your property from the MISS DIG locating process,  it is a good time to mark any buried, personal facilities you may have. The home owner is responsible for marking/identifying  any personal underground facilities, including but not limited to:  sprinkler systems, propane lines, septic lines, water lines, etc.  Cones or  spray paint are good ways to do this
  • MEC does not contact people before beginning work on their property, unless you requested that during the sign up process. If you would like a telephone notification, please email internetinfo@teammidwest.com or call  MEC at 800.492.5989.

Please review this presentation regarding the drop process-

LYNDON TWP March Presentation FINAL

Construction Update 4-21 to 5-4

Areas referenced below can be located on this map

Work completed 4/21 through 5/4:
  • 4 crews on-site
  • Bored 724 feet (Central Office PON) and 3,108 feet (Werkner PON) on Waterloo Road
  • Bored 1,000 feet (Central Office PON) and 584 feet (Island Lake PON) on N Territorial Road
  • Bored 1,360 feet on Mester Road
  • Bored 380 feet on Island Lake Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Installed cabinet and vault at Lyndon Township Hall
  • 820 total sign-ups

Construction Update 4-14 to 4-27

Work completed 4/14 through 4/20:
  • 4 to 5 crews on-site
  • Bored 1,336 feet (Werkner PON) and 132 feet (Island Lake PON) on Werkner Road
  • Bored 1,355 feet on Waterloo Road (Werkner PON)
  • Bored 192 feet on Wildflower Ridge (Werkner PON)
  • Bored 132 feet on N Territorial Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Bored 66 feet on Island Lake Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Restored and staked
  • Ordered tracer wire
  • Picked-up cabinet / vault and delivered to Township Hall
  • MEC hosted over 70 people at the April 17 Open House and Education Session on In-Home Installation
  • Delivered door tags to those who have not signed up yet
  • Mailed 4th postcard
  • 772 total sign-ups
Work to be completed 4/21 through 4/27:
  • 4 to 5 crews on-site
  • Bore on Waterloo Road (both east and west of Werkner Road)
  • Bore on North Territorial
  • Install cabinet and vault at Lyndon Township Hall

Construction Update 4-7 to 4-20

Work completed 4/7 through 4/13:
  • 2 to 3 crews on-site
  • Frost laws lifted on April 8
  • Bored 1,681 feet on Werkner Road between Wildflower Ridge and Waterloo Road (Werkner PON)
  • Installed 3 pedestals on Werkner Road
  • Worked on road crossings and tying in lines for completed borings
  • Residents who have still not signed up received door tags
  • 740 total sign-ups
Work to be completed 4/14 through 4/20:
  • 4 to 5 crews on-site
  • Bore on Wildflower Ridge and Waterloo Road (crossing Werkner Road)
  • Work on road crossings and tying in lines for completed borings back through Island Lake PON
  • Order tracer wire
  • Pick-up cabinet / vault and deliver to Township Hall
  • MEC at Lyndon Township Hall on April 17 for the Open House (10:00 am to 6:00 pm) and Education Session (6:00 pm to 7:00 pm) – In-Home Installation

MEC April Construction Update and March 27, 2019 Drop Presentation Slides

Happy Friday Lyndon Township!

At our March MEC Meet & Greet, we met with about 70 Lyndon Township residents and offered a presentation about the Drop Installation Process. We wanted to share two key takeaways from that program:

We do not contact people before beginning work on your property, unless you requested that during the sign up process. If you would like a telephone notification, please email internetinfo@teammidwest.comor call us at 800.492.5989.

We will contact Miss Dig to mark your public utility lines. When you see the Miss Dig flags on your property, it’s a good time for you to go ahead and mark any personal underground facilities. Cones or spray paint works great.

Our April Meet & Greet is Wednesday, April 17 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. If you have questions about the process or service, want to know more about what will happen at your property, or just want to meet members of your MEC Internet Team, please stop by the Lyndon Township Hall. From 6-7 p.m. we will offer a program on the Home Installation Process: what to expect when we install your service and crank up the speed.

As a reminder, we’ll be back for another Meet & Greet on Wednesday, May 22. Watch your email for details.

Remember, April 30 is the deadline to sign up for service with FREE installation. If you have friends or family within the township who have still not signed up, please encourage them to visit teammidwest.com/lyndon before April 30.

March 27 MEC Presentation 

The Drop Installation Process

Construction Update 4-06

Areas referenced below can be located on this map

Work completed 3/31 through 4/6:
  • 1 to 2 crews on-site
  • Bored 1,417 feet on Werkner Road (Werkner PON)
  • Installed 4 pedestals on Werkner Road
  • Worked on road crossings and tying in lines for completed borings
  • Moved equipment to new staging area in Lyndon Township
  • Received 3rd post card from MEC to sign-up for broadband service if not already signed up
  • 700 total sign-ups
Work to be completed 4/7 through 4/13:
  • 2 to 3 crews on-site
  • Frost laws to be lifted on April 8
  • Continue boring on Werkner Road, Island Lake Road and N. Territorial Road (mainline from southeast corner of Lyndon Township to Township Hall)
  • Work on road crossings and tying in lines for completed borings
  • Schedule cabinet / vault delivery to Township Hall
  • Start planning for the April 17 Open House (10:00 am to 6:00 pm) / Education Session (6:00 pm to 7:00 pm) – In-Home Installation

Construction update 3-24 to 4-6

Areas referenced below can be located on this map

Work completed 3/24 through 3/30:
  • 2 crews on-site
  • Bored 822 feet on Werkner Road (Werkner PON)
  • Installed 7 pedestals on Werkner Road
  • Attended in-person Broadband Implementation Committee meeting on March 26
  • Over 75 Lyndon Township residents attended the first MEC Open House / Learning Education Series on Drop Installations on March 27.  Lyndon Township residents also learned about the update order for PON construction:
    • Werkner PON
    • Island Lake PON
    • Central Office PON
    • Boyce PON
    • Sugarloaf PON
    • Guinan PON
    • Long Lake PON
    • Wild Goose PON
    • Bruin PON
    • Joslin PON
    • Ellsworth PON
  • Delivered complete pedestal mock-up to Lyndon Township Hall for residents to see
Work to be completed 3/31 through 4/6:
  • 2 crews on-site
  • Finish boring on Werkner Road until the frost laws are lifted
  • Work on road crossings and tying in lines for completed borings
  • Move equipment to new staging area in Lyndon Township

Construction update 3-17 to 3-30

Areas referenced below can be located on this map

Work completed 3/17 through 3/23:
  • 3 to 4 crews on-site
  • Bored 1,682 feet on Werkner Road (Werkner PON)
  • Bored 952 feet on Werkner Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Provided Eastern Massassagua Rattlesnake (EMR) training to existing and incoming crews. Training including identifying, completing a construction walk-down, and reporting an encounter with the EMR.
  • H&M met with Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) for work stoppage during seasonal weight restrictions (aka “frost laws”) on WCRC roads
  • Mailed out 3rd MEC marketing postcard
  • 644 total sign-ups
Work to be completed 3/24 through 3/30:
  • 2 crews on-site
  • Continue boring on Werkner Road (minimal effort during seasonal weight restrictions on WCRC roads)
  • Work on road crossings and tying in lines for completed borings
  • Attend in-person Broadband Implementation Committee meeting on March 26
  • Lyndon Township residents attend first MEC Open House / Learning Education Series (Drop Installation) on March 27