Updates

Lyndon Broadband Project Status Update 3-14-2020

Lyndon Broadband Project Status Update
Prepared by Implementation Committee
March 14, 2020

As spring draws near, the Lyndon Township Broadband Implementation Committee is pleased to provide an update on what work has been completed over the winter, and an installation schedule for residents who are not yet connected.

MAINLINE CONSTRUCTION

The most significant part of the mainline construction project, accounting for about 90% of the construction cost and the longest part of the timeline, is the installation of underground conduit via directional boring. Our construction contractor Henkels and McCoy has been continuing at a good pace throughout the winter, and we are pleased to announce that this part of the project is complete! It is a big milestone to have all of the conduit in the ground, and we are excited to share this good news.

FIBER PLACEMENT AND SPLICING

As the conduit is built underground, the next step is to install fiber optic cable in the conduit and splice it to make the correct connections. We encountered problems with the quality and speed of the fiber placement and splicing work done by Henkels & McCoy. When the work quality problems were detected, we stopped Henkels & McCoy from completing further fiber work. After significant analysis and discussion, the Lyndon Township Broadband Implementation Committee recommended, and the Lyndon Township Board approved the transfer of the remaining fiber placement and splicing work to MEC and their subcontractors. This change is estimated to be cost neutral and with MEC handling all the remaining installation tasks, we feel confident in the new estimated schedule that MEC has provided us.

ESTIMATED SCHEDULE

The estimated schedule for most zones still aligns with the estimated schedule we released last fall.  The two zones where the schedule was most impacted are Central Office and Boyce. This is largely due to the time taken to analyze and execute on the best path forward after problems were discovered with the fiber placement and splicing in these zones done by Henkels & McCoy. The volunteers that make up the Implementation Committee recognize our responsibility to our fellow Lyndon Township residents for the project schedule and budget. The new estimates are intended to be conservative and it is our hope, though we can’t promise, that we may be able to find ways to improve upon this timeline.

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. You can find your zone here: http://www.lyndonbroadband.org/zone-map/

Werkner

  • Mainline boring complete
  • Mainline fiber installation complete
  • Drop installation complete
  • Home installations: 98% (87) complete (a few waiting for homeowner to call back for scheduling).

Island Lake

  • Mainline boring complete
  • Mainline fiber installation complete
  • Drop installation complete
  • Home installations 94% (63) complete (a few waiting for homeowner to call back for scheduling).

Central Office

  • Mainline boring complete
  • Mainline fiber installation complete (some repairs still underway)
  • Drop installations: 92% (82) complete
  • Home installations underway  6% (5) complete, others being scheduled

Boyce

  • Mainline boring complete
  • Mainline fiber installation complete (some repairs still underway – one section of fiber to be replaced)
  • Drop installations complete
  • Home installations to begin late April

Sugarloaf

  • Mainline boring complete
  • Mainline fiber installation complete
  • Drop installations to begin in mid-April
  • Home installations to begin in late May

Guinan

  • Mainline boring complete
  • Mainline fiber installation 49%, to be completed in mid-May
  • Drop installations to begin in mid-May
  • Home installations to begin in late May 

Long Lake

  • Mainline boring complete
  • Mainline fiber installation 64%, to be completed in mid-May
  • Drop installations to begin in late May
  • Home installations to begin in mid-June

Wild Goose

  • Mainline boring complete
  • Mainline fiber installation 24%, to be completed in early June
  • Drop installations to begin in early June
  • Home installations to begin in late June

Bruin

  • Mainline boring complete
  • Mainline fiber installation 0%, to be completed in early July
  • Drop installations to begin in late June
  • Home installations to begin in early July

Joslin

  • Mainline boring complete
  • Mainline fiber installation 0%, to be completed in mid-July
  • Drop installations to begin in early July
  • Home installations to begin in late July

Ellsworth

  • Mainline boring complete
  • Mainline fiber installation 0%, to be completed in early August
  • Drop installations to begin in mid-July
  • Home installations to begin in mid-August.

As always, please reach out to lyndonbroadband1@gmail.com with any questions.

Construction Update 3-1 to 3-14

Areas referenced below can be located on this map
LYNDON DESIGN 110518


Work completed 3/1/2020 through 3/7/2020:

  • 3 to 5 bore crews on-site
  • Bored 1,060 feet on Stofer Road (Wild Goose PON)
  • Bored 226 feet on Ellsworth Lake Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • Installed 3 pedestals in Wild Goose PON
  • Reconfigured and/or repaired splicing and pedestal prep on Roe Road, M-52, and Greystone Drive in Central Office PON
  • Spliced 8 home drops (totals to-date: 164 spliced – 89 in Werkner PON, 66 in Island Lake PON and 9 in Central Office PON)
  • Completed 4 new home installation (totals to date: 155 with broadband – 87 in Werkner PON, 63 in Island Lake PON, and 5 in Central Office PON (Township Hall))
Work to be completed 3/8/2020 through 3/14/2020:
  • 2 to 3 bore crews on-site
  • Bore on Homewild Drive (Joslin PON)
  • Bore on Ellsworth Lake Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • Finish installing pedestals and complete pedestal audit
  • Continue to reconfigure and/or repair splicing and pedestal prep in Central Office PON
  • Continue to splice home drops and conduct installations in Central Office PON
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 complete
Home Installations 98% (87) complete
(Note: Remaining 2 home installations are not ready for service)
89 Subscribers

Island Lake
Mainline Boring complete (except for added Stofer Road section)
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations complete
Home Installations 94% (63) complete
(Note: Remaining 4 home installations are either not ready for service or additional drop work needed)
67 Subscribers

Central Office
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 92% (82) complete
Home Installations 6% (5) complete
89 Subscribers

Boyce
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations complete
129 Subscribers

Sugarloaf
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 3% (3) complete
114 Subscribers

Guinan
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 49% complete
40 Subscribers

Long Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 64% complete
80 Subscribers

Wild Goose
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 24% complete
45 Subscribers

Bruin
Mainline Boring 97% complete
52 Subscribers

Joslin
Mainline Boring 92% complete
58 Subscribers

Ellsworth
Mainline Boring 98% complete
90 Subscribers

Construction Update 2-23 to 3-7

Areas referenced below can be located on this map
Work completed 2/23/2020 through 2/29/2020:
  • 5 bore crews on-site (No work on February 26 or 27 due to weather.)
  • Bored 850 feet on Stofer Road (Wild Goose PON)
  • Bored 184 feet on Ellsworth Lake Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • Installed 1 pedestal in Guinan PON
  • Completed 0 new home installation (totals to date: 151 with broadband – 87 in Werkner PON, 63 in Island Lake PON, and 1 in Central Office PON (Township Hall))
  • Lyndon Township Broadband Engineer finalized Werkner, Island Lake, Central Office and Boyce PONs punchlist (remaining items) for H&M to complete
  • Lyndon Township Board reviewed and voted on sole source justification to transfer remaining splicing, cable pulling, and pedestal preparation from H&M to MEC
Work to be completed 3/1/2020 through 3/7/2020:
  • 4 to 5 bore crews on-site
  • Bore on Stofer Road (Island Lake PON) – new section added based on re-engineered drawings
  • Bore on Homewild Drive (Joslin PON)
  • Bore on Crescent Drive (Bruin PON)
  • Bore on Ellsworth Lake Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • Complete remaining boring
  • Complete installation of remaining pedestals
  • Continue to reconfigure and/or repair splicing and pedestal prep in Central Office PON
  • Home installations expected to resume in Central Office PON
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 complete
Home Installations 98% (87) complete
(Note: Remaining 2 home installations are not ready for service)
89 Subscribers

Island Lake
Mainline Boring complete (except for added Stofer Road section)
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations complete
Home Installations 94% (63) complete
(Note: Remaining 4 home installations are either not ready for service or additional drop work needed)
67 Subscribers

Central Office
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 93% (80) complete
Home Installations 1% (1) complete
86 Subscribers

Boyce
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations complete
126 Subscribers

Sugarloaf
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 3% (3) complete
114 Subscribers

Guinan
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 49% complete
40 Subscribers

Long Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 64% complete
80 Subscribers

Wild Goose
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 24% complete
45 Subscribers

Bruin
Mainline Boring 97% complete
52 Subscribers

Joslin
Mainline Boring 92% complete
58 Subscribers

Ellsworth
Mainline Boring 98% complete
90 Subscribers

Construction Update 2-16 to 2-29

Areas referenced below can be located on this map
Work completed 2/16/2020 through 2/22/2020:
  • 5 bore crews on-site
  • Bored 66 feet on Hadley Road (Wild Goose PON)
  • Bored 420 feet on Goodband Road (Wild Goose PON)
  • Bored 134 feet on Hadley Road (Bruin PON)
  • Bored 198 feet on Roepke Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • Bored 276 feet on Ellsworth Lake Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • Bored 1,163 feet on Roepke Court (Ellsworth PON)
  • Installed 3 pedestals in Wild Goose PON, 1 pedestal in Bruin PON, 5 pedestals in Joslin PON and 14 pedestals in Ellsworth PON
  • Completed 1 new home installation (totals to date: 151 with broadband – 87 in Werkner PON, 63 in Island Lake PON, and 1 in Central Office PON (Township Hall)).
Work to be completed 2/23/2020 through 2/29/2020:
  • 5 bore crews on-site
  • Bore on Stofer Road (Island Lake PON) – new section added based on re-engineered drawings
  • Bore on Stonehill Drive (Long Lake PON)
  • Bore on Homewild Drive (Joslin PON)
  • Bore on Blind Lake Road (Joslin PON)
  • Bore on Roepke Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • Bore on Ellsworth Lake Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • Continue to install remaining pedestals
  • Lyndon Township Broadband Engineer to finalize Werkner, Island Lake, Central Office and Boyce PONs punchlist (remaining items) for H&M to complete
  • Lyndon Township Board to review and vote on sole source justification to transfer remaining splicing, cable pulling, and pedestal preparation from H&M to MEC (Approved Februrary 25)
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 complete
Home Installations 98% (87) complete
(Note: Remaining 2 home installations are not ready for service)
89 Subscribers

Island Lake
Mainline Boring complete (except for added Stofer Road section)
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations complete
Home Installations 94% (63) complete
(Note: Remaining 4 home installations are either not ready for service or additional drop work needed)
67 Subscribers

Central Office
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 93% (80) complete
Home Installations 1% (1) complete
86 Subscribers

Boyce
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations complete
126 Subscribers

Sugarloaf
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 3% (3) complete

114 Subscribers

Guinan
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 49% complete
40 Subscribers

Long Lake
Mainline Boring complete

Mainline Fiber Installation 64% complete
80 Subscribers

Wild Goose
Mainline Boring complete

Mainline Fiber Installation 24% complete
45 Subscribers

Bruin
Mainline Boring 78% complete
52 Subscribers

Joslin
Mainline Boring 79% complete
58 Subscribers

Ellsworth
Mainline Boring 98% complete
90 Subscribers

Construction update 2-9 to 2-22

Areas referenced below can be located on this map
Work completed 2/9/2020 through 2/15/2020:
  • 6 bore crews on-site (Note: No work on 2/13 due to weather.)
  • Bored 695 feet on Hadley Road (Bruin PON)
  • Bored 435 feet on Crows View (Joslin PON)
  • Bored 1,515 feet on Joslin Drive (Joslin PON)
  • Bored 274 feet on Roepke Court (Ellsworth PON)
  • Installed 6 pedestals in Wild Goose PON
  • Completed 2 new home installation (totals to date: 150 with broadband – 86 in Werkner PON, 63 in Island Lake PON, and 1 in Central Office PON (Township Hall)).
Work to be completed 2/16/2020 through 2/22/2020:
  • 5 to 6 bore crews on-site
  • Bore on Joslin Drive (Joslin PON)
  • Bore on Joslin Lake Road (Joslin PON)
  • Bore on Hadley Road (Joslin PON)
  • Bore on Roepke Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • Bore on Roepke Court (Ellsworth PON)
  • Continue the punch list items regarding the fiber terminations and final testing in the Central Office PON
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 complete
Home Installations 97% (86) complete
(Note: Remaining 3 home installations are not ready for service)
89 Subscribers

Island Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations complete
Home Installations 94% (63) complete
(Note: Remaining 4 home installations are either not ready for service or additional drop work needed)
67 Subscribers

Central Office
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 92% (79) complete
Home Installations 1% (1) complete
86 Subscribers

Boyce
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations complete
126 Subscribers

Sugarloaf
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 3% (3) complete
114 Subscribers

Guinan
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 49% complete
40 Subscribers

Long Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 64% complete
80 Subscribers

Wild Goose
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 24% complete
45 Subscribers

Bruin
Mainline Boring 76% complete
52 Subscribers

Joslin
Mainline Boring 79% complete
58 Subscribers

Ellsworth
Mainline Boring 95% complete
90 Subscribers

Construction Update 2-2 to 2-15

Areas referenced below can be located on this map

 Work completed 2/2/2020 through 2/8/2020:
  • 6 bore crews on-site (Note: No work on 2/6 and 2/7 due to weather.)
  • Bored 588 feet on Coon Road (Bruin PON)
  • Bored 1,352 feet on Joslin Drive (Joslin PON)
  • Bored 881 feet on Roepke Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • Installed 4 pedestals in Joslin PON and 2 pedestals in Bruin PON
  • Spliced 0 drops (totals to-date: 156 spliced – 89 in Werkner PON, 66 in Island Lake PON and 1 in Central Office PON).
  • Completed 1 new home installation (totals to date: 148 with broadband – 84 in Werkner PON, 63 in Island Lake PON, and 1 in Central Office PON (Township Hall)).
  • Redressed pedestals on South M-52 in Central Office PON.
Work to be completed 2/9/2020 through 2/15/2020:
  • 6 bore crews on-site
  • Bore on Bruin Lake Road (Bruin PON)
  • Bore on Gregory Court (Bruin PON)
  • Bore on Homewild Drive (Joslin PON)
  • Bore on Joslin Drive (Joslin PON)
  • Bore on Joslin Lake Road (Joslin PON)
  • Bore on Hadley Road (Joslin PON)
  • Bore on Roepke Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • Bore on Roepke Court (Ellsworth PON)
  • Continue the punch list items regarding the fiber terminations and final testing in the Central Office PON
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 complete
Home Installations 93% (84) complete
90 Subscribers

Island Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations complete
Home Installations 93% (63) complete
68 Subscribers

Central Office
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 92% (79) complete
Home Installations 1% (1) complete
86 Subscribers

Boyce
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations complete
126 Subscribers

Sugarloaf
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installation 2% (2) complete
114 Subscribers

Guinan
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 49% complete
40 Subscribers

Long Lake
Mainline Boring 98% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 64% complete
80 Subscribers

Wild Goose
Mainline Boring 92% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 24% complete
45 Subscribers

Bruin
Mainline Boring 76% complete
52 Subscribers

Joslin
Mainline Boring 72% complete
58 Subscribers

Ellsworth
Mainline Boring 94% complete
90 Subscribers

Washtenaw County Broadband Task Force

Many Lyndon residents are mindful of other projects and initiatives that are being undertaken to address the lack of broadband access in our rural areas.  Residents are interested in the scope of these projects, the funding models that are being proposed and if any of these funding resources could be of benefit to Lyndon Township.  Recently we have been hearing about an effort by Washtenaw County – the Washtenaw County Broadband Task Force.

The Washtenaw County Broadband Task Force is a Board of Commissioners-appointed group studying countywide broadband equity. The Task Force’s current main activity is conducting a survey to better define which areas of the County lack broadband, in preparation to seek funding sources and partnerships. Lyndon Township is not included in the survey mailing since we will have 100% broadband coverage upon completion of our project later this year.Implementation of the Task Force has much to do with the years of work put in by volunteers from Western Washtenaw County to raise awareness of the broadband issue and explore solutions. Lyndon Township has been successful in addressing our own lack of broadband, but many other townships in the County still have areas without service. Lyndon Township has representation on this Task Force to both provide the benefit of our experience and also ensure that any County-funded broadband effort would benefit Lyndon Township. However, currently the Task Force does not anticipate a County funded or owned solution – instead they are exploring private partnerships that could incentivize private broadband expansion with state or federal grant money.
This County effort likely would not have happened if not for the success of Lyndon Township in the broadband space. And while we are hopeful that the Task Force is successful for the sake of our neighboring townships, it’s important to note that feasibility studies suggest even grant-incentivized broadband service offered from private partners would not be less expensive than Lyndon Township’s service (even when including our millage funding), and any success here would still be years away in terms of deployment.

Lyndon Township continues to independently track grant and other external broadband funding opportunities to ensure that we try to leverage any funding sources that might become available. But it’s important to note that broadband grant funding is limited and very competitive, and Lyndon Township’s demographics excluded us from most funding opportunities even before we began our own fiber project. We will continue to keep our ears to the ground for any new opportunities that could offset our broadband costs in the future.

Construction Update 1-26 to 2-8

Areas referenced below can be located on this map
Work completed 1/26/2020 through 2/1/2020:
  • 6 to 8 bore crews on-site
  • Bored 26 feet on Bruin Lake Road (Bruin PON)
  • Bored 417 feet on Badger Road (Bruin PON)
  • Bored 90 feet on Coon Road (Bruin PON)
  • Bored 4,234 feet on Roepke Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • Bored 192 feet on Farnsworth Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • Bored 2,628 feet on Homewild Drive (Joslin PON)
  • Bored 2,057 feet on Joslin Drive (Joslin PON)
  • Installed 3 pedestals in Bruin PON and 5 pedestals in Joslin PON
  • Spliced 0 drops (totals to-date: 156 spliced – 89 in Werkner PON, 66 in Island Lake PON and 1 in Central Office PON).
  • Completed 5 new home installations (totals to date: 147 with broadband – 83 in Werkner PON, 63 in Island Lake PON, and 1 in Central Office PON (Township Hall)).
Work to be completed 2/2/2020 through 2/8/2020:
  • 6 bore crews on-site (Note:  No work on 2/6 due to weather.)
  • Bore on Coon Road (Bruin PON)
  • Bore on Joslin Lake Road (Joslin PON)
  • Bore on Homewild Drive (Joslin PON)
  • Bore on Joslin Drive (Joslin PON)
  • Bore on Roepke Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • Continue the punch list items regarding the fiber terminations and final testing in the Central Office PON
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 complete
Home Installations 93% (83) complete
89 Subscribers

Island Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations complete
Home Installations 93% (63) complete
68 Subscribers

Central Office
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 92% (79) complete
Home Installations 1% (1) complete
86 Subscribers

Boyce
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 99% complete
(finishing redesign work in one area near Cassidy and Beeman Roads)
Drop Installations complete
126 Subscribers

Sugarloaf
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 99% complete
Drop Installation 2% (2) complete
114 Subscribers

Guinan
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 49% complete
40 Subscribers

Long Lake
Mainline Boring 98% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 64% complete
80 Subscribers

Wild Goose
Mainline Boring 92% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 24% complete
45 Subscribers

Bruin
Mainline Boring 74% complete
52 Subscribers

Joslin
Mainline Boring 65% complete
58 Subscribers

Ellsworth
Mainline Boring 92% complete
90 Subscribers

Construction Update 1-19 to 2-1

Areas referenced below can be located on this map
Work completed 1/19/2020 through 1/25/2020:
  • 8 bore crews on-site
  • Bored 1,994 feet on Bruin Lake Shores (Bruin PON)
  • Bored 400 feet on Bruin Lake Road (Bruin PON)
  • Bored 3,006 feet on Roepke Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • Bored 1,148 feet on Farnsworth Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • Bored 5,724 feet on Bowdish Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • Installed 4 pedestals in Bruin PON and 5 pedestals in Ellsworth PON
  • Spliced 6 drops (totals to-date: 156 spliced – 89 in Werkner PON, 66 in Island Lake PON and 1 in Central Office PON).
  • 0 new home installation (totals to date: 142 with broadband – 79 in Werkner PON, 62 in Island Lake PON, and 1 in Central Office PON (Township Hall)).
Work to be completed 1/26/2020 through 2/1/2020:
  • 6 to 8 bore crews on-site
  • Bore on Bruin Lake Road (Bruin PON)
  • Bore on Bruin Lake Shores (Bruin PON)
  • Bore on Bartell Road (Bruin PON)
  • Bore on Homewild Drive (Joslin PON)
  • Bore on Joslin Drive (Joslin PON)
  • Bore on Roepke Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • Bore on Bowdish Road (Ellsworth PON)
  • Finish the punch list items regarding the fiber terminations and final testing in the Central Office PON
  • Complete 5 new 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 complete
Home Installations 89% (79) complete
89 Subscribers

Island Lake
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations complete
Home Installations 91% (62) complete
68 Subscribers

Central Office
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation complete
Drop Installations 92% (79) complete
Home Installations 1% (1) complete
86 Subscribers

Boyce
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 99% complete
(finishing redesign work in one area near Cassidy and Beeman Roads)
Drop Installations complete
126 Subscribers

Sugarloaf
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 99% complete
Drop Installation 2% (2) complete
114 Subscribers

Guinan
Mainline Boring complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 49% complete
40 Subscribers

Long Lake
Mainline Boring 98% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 64% complete
80 Subscribers

Wild Goose
Mainline Boring 92% complete
Mainline Fiber Installation 24% complete
45 Subscribers

Bruin
Mainline Boring 73% complete
52 Subscribers

Joslin
Mainline Boring 42% complete
58 Subscribers

Ellsworth
Mainline Boring 87% complete
90 Subscribers