Mountain Telephone has completed all mainline construction in its fiber-to-the-home project and will now direct its focus to getting members cut over to the high-speed network.
Crews completed construction for the Sandy Hook Phase V contract as well as the Sandy Hook Phase IV contract, which was delayed due to a Department of Transportation road-widening project.
Crews will continue cutting residents over to fiber until customers in the service area has access to the fastest and most advanced data network available.
The harsh winter caused some construction delays, but crews still managed to complete construction work to the primary network. Crews finished the final construction contracts in March.
“We can see the light at the end of the tunnel as far as construction goes,” says Rick Pelfrey, plant manager at Mountain Telephone. “Cutover should wrap up in late spring or early summer.”
Pelfrey says some fiber customers may have lost service during some severe winter weather. “An ice storm caused a power outage for six days in some areas and affected fiber customers because their batteries ran down,” he says.
The next time an outage like that happens, anyone with a generator can plug the ONT battery into it for a charge in order to maintain service.
Mountain Telephone members who have been cut over to the fiber network but have not yet signed up for the voice, broadband data and HD video services Mountain offers are not getting the full benefits of fiber technology. Members are encouraged to call Mountain’s business office at 606-743-3121 to learn more and place an order today.