Updates

Middle Mile Work Begins on M-52

Work has begun on M-52 to bring Middle Mile Fiber to Lyndon Township.  Middle mile fiber is that section of fiber that connects a network (Lyndon)  to the greater world of the internet.

Midwest Energy and Communications (MEC), the Internet Service Provider for Lyndon Township is overseeing this work which is the result of  a creative and unique partnership between the Chelsea School District, MEC  and Lyndon Township.    This fiber will connect to the Chelsea School District Network and extend to Lyndon fiber at Werkner Road.  To learn more about the partnership:

Chelsea School District partners with Midwest Energy & Communications to bring broadband to Lyndon Township

 

Here is that work in pictures.

Construction Update November 30 2018

Staking completed:

Central Office zone (Greystone Drive), Long Lake zone (Chestnut Lane, Hickory Lane, Stonehill Drive, Bauer Court), Sugarloaf zone (Sugarloaf Lake Road (partial), Cedar Drive), Ellsworth zone (Ellsworth Lake Road (partial), Roepke Court, Medina Drive)

776 feet bored and conduit placed in ground on Stoney Ridge Road (Werkner Zone)

30 reels of duct received at Canton warehouse

Staking to continue on private roads.  Staking and construction may be experience temporary delays due to unforeseen conditions.

First batch of fiber to be ordered

Two drill crews on site to finish boring on Stoney Ridge Road (Werkner zone) and Greystone Drive (Central Office zone)

Permits are expected for the following WCRC roads:

Werkner Road
Island Lake Road
N Territorial Road
Mester Road
Waterloo Road
Island Lake Drive
Lindley Road
Rex Road
Stofer Road
Roe Road
Jaycox Road
Farnsworth Road

Permit applications to be submitted for another 10 WCRC roads

Additional Drilling to begin week of November 12

Beginning the week of November 12, Henkels and McCoy will begin construction on the private roads that have been staked in the Werkner Zone (Stoney Ridge Road) and Island Lake Zone (Beede Drive, South Drive).

A map of the zones in the township can be found at:

Lyndon Township Zone Map

It is important to be aware that construction crews will now be actively working on the Township public and private roadways. We encourage everyone to exercise caution while driving on our roadways. In addition, it is also important to remember that these construction sites are subject to strict safety regulations that require safety vest, hard hat and safety glasses for anyone on site.

 

Drilling to begin on Broadband Project

On Monday, November 12, drilling will begin along M-52 to bring the main line fiber to Lyndon Township. The drilling will take place along a one mile stretch south of the roundabout at Werkner Road. The fiber will enter Lyndon Township on Werkner Road just east of M-52.  Later this month drilling will commence from that location to complete the main line fiber connection to the Lyndon Township Hall via Werkner Road, Island Lake Road and North Territorial Road.  At the same time, work will begin on building out fiber lines in Werkner and Island Lake zones.

A map of the zones in the township can be found at:

Lyndon Township Zone Map

It is important to be aware that construction crews will now be actively working on the Township public and private roadways. We encourage everyone to exercise caution while driving on our roadways. In addition, it is also important to remember that these construction sites are subject to strict safety regulations that require safety vest, hard hat and safety glasses for anyone on site.

Construction Field Work Begins October 22

Working  with our Outside Plant Construction firm, Henkels and McCoy, significant progress had been made with construction planning, design, material acquisition and warehousing.  On Monday, October 22,  Henkels and Mccoy will begin work in the field to stake the location for the installation of the fiber optic cable.  This staking will include the initial route to the township hall and the Werkner and Island Lake zones.  A map of the zones in the township can be found at:

The schedule for the remaining zones is contingent on the completion of the permitting processes. As this permitting is completed, additional scheduling information will be made available.

It is important to be aware that construction crews will now be actively working on the township public and private roadways.  We encourage everyone to exercise caution while driving on our roadways. In addition, it is important to remember that these construction sites are subject to strict safety regulations that require safety vest, hard hat and safety glasses for anyone on site.

FAQ Distributed at October 9 MEC Event

On October 9, MEC hosted an event at the Chelsea Rod and Gun club.  This was an opportunity for Lyndon Township residesnts to meet the MEC team, ask quetions and sign up for service.

To review the FAQ distributed at that meeting open this post and click on the FAQ link.

 

FAQ Link 

 

 

Information on Subscribing to Broadband Services September 14, 2018

Within the next few weeks, Lyndon Township residents will be able to subscribe to broadband services from the Lyndon Broadband Project.  Residents will be receiving mail from Midwest Energy and Communications (MEC).  MEC was selected by the township to be our Internet Service Provider  and will guide residents through the subscription process.   If you sign up for service before April 30, 2019, there will be no installation fees.  For anyone who signs up after this date, there will be a fee to bring service from the main line to your residence: $300 for up to 300 feet of line installation. Additional feet are charged at $1.00 per foot.

Once subscribed,  MEC will be your contact for all matters related to your internet service and support.

Service and rate information can be found here.
Your patience and continued support is appreciated.