The construction crews are making great progress on the Lincoln County fiber expansion! Mainline fiber crews are working north of County Road 117. In the coming weeks, drop crews will be working east of Ivanhoe along State Highway 19, moving towards Highway 5. Currently, crews have installed approximately 209 miles of mainline fiber to expand ITC’s fiber optic network. The contractor is nearing the 50% mark for completed fiber drops to the customer premise. As a reminder, following the construction of the mainline and fiber drops up to homes and businesses, a cleanup crew will repair areas that were impacted by the construction. For more updates and news on the project, please check back to this update section of the website.
One of the most common questions we receive is when installations will start. With construction well underway, it provides a clearer project timeline. Once construction is completed this Fall, we will move to the testing and splicing phase. The final phase of the project will be customer installations for those that have signed up for a service. We will be utilizing several crews for the installations and hope to be underway with this phase by the end of 2020. It is possible that weather or other elements could impact the timeline. We will continue to keep you updated on this section of the website and via the monthly email update. If you have any questions on the timeline, please give our office a call at 1-888-201-2929.