FTTH Construction Update
9:24AM November 07, 2017
Lake Region's Fiber-to-the-Home project is truly an example of the power of cooperative membership. Without the passion and support of our members, we could not have brought the company to life. It has been amazing to see members from all parts of our service territory express their need for high-speed internet and their appreciation for our efforts.
Fiber builds are expensive, time-consuming, frustrating, rewarding, and more. Every day brings something new, and it is not always easy making sure all members have the chance to be involved in the project updates. We send sincere thanks to every single member for their continued support.
Zone 5 – Perk | The $50 backer deposit is no longer available as the construction phase is complete. This zone now requires a 2-year contract or $250 installation. This zone was the first zone to reach the goal needed to expand our FTTH network. Thank you to all the early backers for launching this zone into service. Zone 5 – Perk was completed in March 2017. Once the construction is completed in a zone, the contractor crews will move to the next zone. Any new service requested after crews have left a zone could take 8 - 10 weeks to connect. We understand this can be discouraging and we appreciate your patience on your fiber connection. We encourage members to sign up before or while construction crews are working in a zone.
Zone 1 - Ft Gibson | Installations are still taking place, our goal has been met, and the installation cost is now $75. Once this zone is complete, the price will increase to a 2 - year contract or $250 installation. Crews are finishing the last remaining service request near the end of the line along Highway 80. If you live in this zone, be sure to register before we complete and the crews relocate.
Zone 2 - Hulbert | Installations are still taking place, our goal has been met, and the installation cost is now $75. Once this zone is complete, the price will increase to a 2-year contract or $250 installation. Crews are working on finishing the remaining drop request in this area, roughly 60 more houses need to be connected. We have connected 325 homes in this zone.
Zone 2 - Hulbert (Expansion North) | We are currently evaluating the feasibility of extending Zone 2 - Hulbert boundary north to reach more pre-registered backers. Be sure you are signed up and registered if you live north of Lost City toward Peggs, $50 backer deposit. These pre-registration “backers” guide our construction plans if we need to expand this zone.
Zone 12 - Sparrow Hawk | Our backer goal has been met in Zone 12 - Sparrow Hawk. The $50 backer deposit is no longer available. The cost has increased to a $75 installation fee. Mainline construction is complete; drop crews are finishing the remaining addresses pre-registered. Splicing and testing is underway. We should start seeing light readings in this zone soon and in-home installations following.
Zone 11 - County Line | Our backer goal has been met in Zone 12 - Sparrow Hawk. The $50 backer deposit is no longer available. The cost has increased to a $75 installation fee. Mainline construction has started in this zone! We are sorry for all the delays and unforeseen issues we had regarding this zone starting construction. This zone was placed on hold for several months. Zone 11 – County Line is a high priority. We understand the frustration and are working to complete this zone as fast and safely as we can.
Zone 3 - Keys | Is well over halfway to the goal needed. Tell your neighbors to get signed up and pay the $50 backer deposit. We do not want another zone to jump your Zone 3 - Keys in the order of zone construction. We have made ready work being completed in this zone. We also have some areas of the Keys zone which have an abandoned cable system we are having to remove and causing a little challenge. Mainline construction is proceeding in this area, Highway 82, Horseshoe Bend Rd, Indian Rd, and Stone Chapel Rd. This zone is next in line in order of zones with the most backers signed up on our Crowdfiber website. Meanwhile, if any other zone passes Zone 3 - Keys in the number of backers, they could be built sooner.
Zone 13 - Woodland Hills (BA) | This is one of our newer up and coming expansion zone. We are seeing a steady increase in pre-registered backers in this zone. If you live in the Zone 13 - Woodland Hills | Highland area please be sure to pre-register and pay your $50 backer deposit and help build on the momentum!
If your community is not listed above, do not worry, with continued support and more pre-registration from you and your neighbors you may be next. The first step to bringing Lake Region fiber to your community is to reach a set goal—become a champion for your community to help spread the word—just ask us how.