Updates

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.

 

Broadband Project Update August 14, 2018

At the August 14th meeting of the Lyndon Township Board, the Broadband Implementation Committee put forward their recommendation of Henkels and McCoy for the Outside Plant (OSP) constructor for the Lyndon Township Broadband Project.  The Board accepted the committee’s recommendation and awarded the construction contract for the project to Henkels and McCoy.  Henkels and McCoy is a leading infrastructure construction and engineering contractor with projects spanning the United States (http://www.henkels.com/)

Construction is scheduled to begin  October/November 2018.   Phase one will be to complete the primary fiber connection to the Lyndon Township Hall via Werkner Road, Island Lake Road, and Territorial Road.  Once this is completed, work will then begin on building out the main line fiber in the southeast corner of the township.  This area is scheduled to be completed by December 31, 2018.  The contractor will then complete the remaining work in the Township on or before September 30, 2019.

As you can see, the completion date of the project has been extended beyond its original estimated date. There are two very important reasons for this extension.  First of all, this extension will result in overall savings for the project by lowering construction costs.  Secondly, it will provide necessary time to inspect and certify that the construction meets all design, regulatory, safety and operational specifications.

It is also worthy to note that the residents of Lyndon Township have undertaken a project that is one of the first of its kind in the state of Michigan.   Being first often brings with it challenges that require extra effort and time to solve. Those who follow us will certainly benefit from the work we have accomplished.

The Board also approved the contract rates for the Lyndon Township broadband provider – Midwest Energy and Communication (MEC).  The monthly rates to be provided by MEC for internet, phone and managed wi-fi are:

Unlimited Fiber Internet                                         

Basic Ultra GIG
25 Mbps 100Mbs 1Gps
$34.95 $44.95 $69.95

 

Unlimited Phone

Residential Business
$39.95 $49.95

Bundle Internet and Phone and receive a $10 discount

Managed Wi-FI
$5/month

Managed Wi-Fi service includes a high-tech router plus unlimited 24/7 remote support. Free for Gig Subscribers.

Seasonal Rate $15/month (for each service)

Off-season pricing for up to six months each year for seasonal residents. Off-season service includes 2 Mbps (upload/download) speed and if you have phone service, you keep your phone number and can dial 911.

 Installation

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.

In the upcoming weeks you will be receiving information on how to sign up for the service.

Additional information will be posted on www.lyndonbroadband.org as it becomes available.
If you have any questions or need further information you can email lyndonbroadband1@gmail.com