Updates

Construction update 3-24 to 4-6

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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 updated order for ZONE (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

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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

Construction Update week ending 3/16/2019

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Work completed 3/10 through 3/16:
  • 3 crews on-site
  • Bored 815 feet on Werkner Road (Werkner PON)
  • Bored 1,537 feet on Werkner Road (Island Lake PON)
  • Bored 420 feet on N Territorial (Central Office PON)
  • Lyndon Township, H&M and MEC drop contractors attended Future Path (for drops around lakes) training
  • Developed materials for Eastern Massassagua Rattlesnake training
  • Finalized plans and marketing for March 27 Open House with MEC at Lyndon Township Hall.  MEC staff will be there from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  From 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm there will be an education session on The Drop Installation Process:  This is a key step in the process as build the service drop to your home. Learn how to prepare for this step, what happens on your property, and what follows.
  • 633 total sign-ups
Work to be completed 3/17 through 3/23:
  • 3 to 4 crews on-site
  • Continue boring on Werkner Road and N Territorial Road
  • Work on road crossings and tying in lines for completed borings
  • Obtain additional details regarding splicing
  • Order first batch of tracer wire
  • Finalize arrangements for equipment staging area in Lyndon Township
  • Provide Massassagua Rattlesnake training to existing and incoming crews
  • Schedule in-person Broadband Implementation Committee meeting

MEC Construction update March 15, 2019

With a kinder, gentler version of Mother Nature and more daylight coming our way, it’s full-steam ahead with construction. As contractors continue the build, we’re planning a series of spring gatherings to introduce members of our team, answer your questions, and provide a little education about what to expect.

Please join us at the Lyndon Township Hall on one of the following dates to learn more about your long-awaited fiber service.

Wednesday, March 27
3 – 6 pm: Meet and Greet your MEC internet team
6 – 7 pm: Educational session and Q&A
The Drop Installation Process: This is a key step in the process as build the service drop to your home. Learn how to prepare for this step, what happens on your property, and what follows. 
Wednesday, April 17
10 am – 6 pm: Meet and Greet your MEC internet team
6 – 7 pm: Educational session and Q&A
In-Home Installation: This is the day you’ve waited for! What to expect when we install your service and crank up the speed.
Wednesday, May 22
Time TBD: Meet and Greet your MEC internet team
6 – 7 pm: Educational session and Q&A
Cutting the Cord: With high-speed fiber internet, you can cut the cord from traditional, inflexible content providers and gain more flexibility and control over what you watch. We’ll help you navigate the new world of “over-the-top” streaming services.
We look forward to meeting you! In the meantime, please continue to encourage your friends, family or neighbors within the township to visit teammidwest.com/lyndon and sign up for service before April 30 to take advantage of the free installation.

Construction Update Week ending 3/9/2019

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Work completed 3/3 through 3/9:

  • 3 crews on-site
  • Bored 794 feet on Werkner Road (Werkner PON)
  • Bored 2,017 feet on N Territorial (Central Office PON)
  • 620 total sign-ups
Work to be completed 3/10 through 3/16:
  • 3 crews on-site
  • Continue boring on Werkner Road and N Territorial Road
  • Finalize drop construction work
  • Attend Future Path training (Lyndon Township, H&M and MEC drop contractor)
  • Finalize plans and marketing for March 27 Open House with MEC at Lyndon Township Hall.  Open House will be followed-up with an Education Session on The Drop Installation Process: This is a key step in the process as build the service drop to your home. Learn how to prepare for this step, what happens on your property, and what follows.
  • Provide training to bring additional crews on-site
  • Put together training materials to add to H&M on-boarding for spring / summer encounters with Eastern Massassagua Rattlesnake

Construction Update 2-17 to 3-2

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Work completed 2/17 through 2/23:
  • 3 crews on-site
  • Bored 1,344 feet on Werkner Road (Werkner PON)
  • Bored 188 feet on N Territorial (Island Lake PON)
  • Bored 1,969 feet on N Territorial (Central Office PON)
  • Note:  No boring two days this week due to weather
  • Started conversations with Stantec (B2B trail contractor) regarding the pedestrian tunnel that will be crossing the Lyndon Township fiber along M-52 near Green Lake
  • 575 total sign-ups for Broadband
Work to be completed 2/24 through 3/2:
  • 3 crews on-site
  • Continue boring on Werkner Road and N Territorial Road

Construction Update 2-10 to 2-23

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Work completed 2/10 through 2/16:
  • Bored 528 feet on Werkner Road (Werkner PON)
  • Bored 1,367 feet on N Territorial (Island Lake PON)
  • Bored 385 feet on N Territorial (Central Office PON)
  • Note: No boring on February 12 and 13 due to weather
  • 561 total sign-ups for Broadband service
  • Held in-person Broadband Implementation Committee meeting on February 11
  • Received approval for Department of Natural Resources easements in Pinckney Recreation Area and Waterloo Recreation Area.
Work to be completed 2/17 through 2/23:
  • 2 to 4 crews on-site
  • Continue boring on Werkner Road and N Territorial Road
  • Begin discussions with Stantec (B2B trail contractor) regarding the pedestrian tunnel that will be crossing the Lyndon Township fiber along M-52 near Green Lake

MEC Construction Update February

If you have subscribed to Broadband Services you will receive monthly updates from MEC.  Here is the February update.



The colors of spring are still weeks away, but the colors of construction are popping up all around you as main line construction for your fiber internet service continues. This week crews expect to finish boring on Island Lake Road and continue boring on Werkner and N. Territorial Roads. There is also a lot of behind-the-scenes work going on that ultimately will result in getting fiber internet to your home.

525 township residents already have signed up for service, and we’re seeing new sign ups daily. Interested in talking with someone from MECabout fiber internet service? Representatives will be at the township hall for one day in March, April, and May to meet with interested township residents and answer your questions. Watch your March update for information on dates and times.

In the meantime, please continue to encourage your friends, family or neighbors within the township to visit www.teammidwest.com/lyndon and sign up for service before April 30 to take advantage of the free installation.

Construction Update 2-3 to 2-16

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Work completed 2/3 through 2/9:
  • Bored 1,097 feet on Island Lake Road plus set 6 peds and 2 flowerpots
  • Bored 815 feet on Werkner Road plus set 4 peds and 1 tie-in
  • Bored 227 feet on South Drive
  • Bored 1,644 feet on N Territorial
  • 525 total sign-ups (170 Basic, 180 Ultra, 171 G, 4 undecided, 120 phone)
Work to be completed 2/10 through 2/16:
  • 4 crews on-site
  • Finish boring on Island Lake Road
  • Continue boring on Werkner Road and N Territorial Road