(Clear Lake, SD – April 20, 2020) Anderson Underground, ITC’s contractor for the fiber expansion project in rural Lincoln County, has started plowing fiber in the southern part of the County and will continue to the north. ITC plans to bring fiber to every location included in the project. This fiber optic connection will be installed at no cost or obligation to the property owner.
With the recent pandemic, now more than ever, households depend on a reliable Internet connection. With the added requirements of working from home, and distance learning, a reliable High-Speed Internet connection is vital. This new fiber optic connection from ITC will offer residents and businesses a reliable, unlimited, high-speed Internet connection, along with the option for local phone service.
Currently, ITC staff is working to contact landowners about the fiber optic installation in order to complete an online site survey. According to Ren Preheim, ITC Network Operations Manager, “This survey will assist with planning for the fiber optic installation at the premise. Following the completion of the site survey, an ITC technician will be contacting you to determine the best location for the fiber housing on the side of your home or business.” The construction crews will be on site at a later date to plow the fiber. Area landowners will know when the crews are coming soon when locate markings are put on their property. If rural residents included in the expansion haven’t been contacted by ITC, please complete the site survey at www.itcfiberlinc.com/sitesurvey or call ITC at 1-888-201-2929.
For additional information on the project or to verify your location’s eligibility, please visit www.itcfiberlinc.com or call ITC at 1-888-201-2929. The website has links to the online site survey, online application, project timeline and updates.
This fiber expansion project is being done in cooperation with the Lincoln County Commission. ITC continues to upgrade and expand their network as a part of their commitment to the rural regions they serve. This fiber optic expansion to rural Lincoln County is an example of ITC’s commitment to this region. ITC is a local telecommunications company that has been providing services to communities in Northeastern South Dakota and Southwestern Minnesota for over 65 years. Currently, ITC provides service to more than 12,500 customers.