April 2022 Construction Update
Here's the latest on where we are with construction for 2022:
- Fawn River in White Pigeon, Hoffman and Long Lake in Three Rivers, Adams Subdivision on Little Crooked Lake in Dowagiac, 28th and 29th Street in Brady Township, and Osborn Street in Cassopolis: Construction is complete, and home installs are underway.
- Brady and 24th Street in Vicksburg, Palisades Area, and Sturgis: Mainline construction is complete and in-home installations are just beginning.
- Davis Lake in Edwardsburg, Eau Claire, Featherstone in White Pigeon, and Tecumseh: Mainline construction is underway. We hope to begin in-home installations by the end of the second quarter (Q2).
- Sister Lakes in Dowagiac, Nottawa in Centreville, and Woodstock in Onsted: We are still working to secure permits but remain hopeful to begin mainline construction soon. Home installs will tentatively begin in Q3.
- Mendon: We are in the early stages of mainline construction and anticipate installs beginning by Q4.
- Seneca in Hudson: Walkout work is complete, and permits are pending. We hope to see in-home installations starting in Q4.
- Bainbridge in Benton Harbor and Oronoko in Berrien Springs: Walkout work is complete, and permits are pending. Mainline construction will begin by the end of the year. Home installs should begin by Q4 of 2022.
FYI: Like with all construction projects, dates are subject to change. We send updates every winter, spring, summer, and fall to keep you informed on progress. Please be aware that home installations can take several months to complete for all customers.
Key Terms in the Fiber Construction Process
Walkout Work: Involves surveying the area to decide how to lay fiber lines.
Mainline Construction: The mainline represents the backbone of our fiber infrastructure and carries fiber out into our communities.
Mainline Splicing: Connects the fiber cables together along this backbone.
Drop Construction (or Service Drop): We bring the fiber from the mainline to your property/home and install a network interface device (NID) on your property near the electric meter.
Drop Splice: We connect the mainline fiber to the service drop and the fiber cables inside the NID. This is the last step before home installation.
For more information about the fiber construction process, please review this short video: