MTC Broadband Construction Update
Andes - If you live in the Tremperskill area along County Highway 1 and the adjacent roads, you are seeing a crew from Todd Cable Construction working diligently to get the necessary fiber run along the pole lines in those areas. A second crew will be starting work in the Fall Clove area in the coming days and those crews will stay on those projects through completion. In the meantime, engineering and mapping are near completion for the remaining Town of Andes area. Our dedicated MTC staff and contractors will keep going until the job is done. Our goal is to begin making Fiber To The Home connections in the coming weeks. If you are a current MTC telephone customer with services running underground to your house, you should be getting prepared for a new fiber drop to your location by ensuring that there is an open conduit with a pull string for the drop to eventually be pulled. MTC will provide conduit for anyone needing to install conduit in preparation. If you aren't sure about your underground facilities, please call our customer service department to schedule a site survey by one of our staff.
Conesville, Gilboa, Roxbury - MTC staking crews and design teams continue to review and gather information on pole lines in Conesville, Gilboa and Roxbury in the areas not already serviced by MTC. This work will be ongoing through Summer and Fall 2017. The field crews will be in small pickup and SUV type vehicles with MTC magnet placards. The crews will be walking pole lines wearing MTC safety vests.
Grand Gorge Tower - The tower foundation concrete has now had the sufficient and required time to cure. The construction crew will begin to erect the actual tower during the week of July 10. The contractor estimates that the tower will be at its approximate height of 180' within a couple of weeks after construction begins. Concurrently, contractors are gearing up to construct an electronics building at the base of the tower to house the necessary equipment for Delaware County Emergency Services, MTC Wireless Broadband, WIOX Radio and possible other local emergency service agencies.
Harpersfield - Fiber construction continues in Harpersfield with crews working in the Gun House and surrounding areas. As stated in previous updates, construction crews will be dedicated to the Town of Harpersfield through completion. Currently, the goal is to begin to make home and business connections by or before the end of summer. In the interim, any resident or business within site of the Mount Utsayantha tower can likely be serviced by our Fixed Wireless Broadband service and eventually transition to Fiber To The Home when it becomes available. Please call our Customer Service Team for more information on our Fixed Wireless solution. Jefferson - Our Jefferson expansion has been broken into two segments - Jefferson East and Jefferson West - and is dedicated primarily to the DCEC membership area. Jefferson East is currently under construction by a Proline Construction crew. A second crew from Bridge Point Communications will begin construction of the Jefferson West area during the week of July 17. Construction of these areas will continue through completion, with a goal to begin making Fiber To The Home connections on or before the end of the summer. In the interim, any resident or business within site of the Mount Utsayantha tower can likely be serviced by our Fixed Wireless Broadband service and eventually transition to Fiber To The Home when it becomes available.
Lexington - Pole staking and design work will be ongoing in the MTC Lexington project area. MTC has just brought on another person to supplement the staking crew that will be dedicated to that project. Residents will see small pickup and SUV type vehicles with MTC magnetic placards parked along roadways in different locations. The staking work requires the crews to park their vehicle and walk the various utility pole lines to gather the necessary attachment information. The crews will be wearing MTC safety vests and will be carrying MTC business cards. Please call our office if you have any questions about this phase of the project.
For these or any other questions regarding MTC services or service areas, please free to call our office at 845-586-3311.