How did you decide who can get service first?

The fiber-optic network will follow the path of our electric footprint, with a goal of ensuring the most efficient and logical design and construction process. This efficiency will allow us to offer service at an affordable price for consumers. The network will be built in 3 phases and out from 1 substation at a time.

In selecting the substations included in each phase, we considered:

  • Poles and infrastructure “health”: How much work may need to be completed to accommodate the fiber optic cable.
  • Revenue projections: More densely populated areas where many people take service will generate revenues more quickly, thereby helping to ensure the entire project remains financially viable.
  • The location chosen for gaining direct internet access (DIA). DIA is fully dedicated bandwidth that is not shared with other entities and offers unvarying symmetrical download and upload speeds.