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Heartland REMC - Building Out the Core Fiber Network

12:49PM June 05, 2020


April Fiber Update
What are all those Trucks Doing in My Neighborhood?
We know our members are seeing a pickup in activity. You may see large fiber reels and wonder what is happening. New damper boxes and shelters are going in throughout the area. It's a very exciting time! But, we also know there are some questions about when we will get to hook up service at your home or business. We would like to shed a little light.

There are many phases to get fiber to your location. From the initial planning to network design, many pieces must fall into place leading up to the first part of the construction phase. This initial phase focuses on our construction crew laying out the core network, which is considered the Tier 2 level. This is the backbone of our system, which will provide the connective layers in each of your substation zones. 

From hanging fiber on poles to burying it underground, the core network, also called the fiber ring, has many components. To assure reliability, we want this core to be resilient and have redundancy.

Once the core network is well-established, then we will begin installing to homes, focusing on individual zones. Although we have ramped up our construction efforts, this still takes time and effort to complete. 

We appreciate your enthusiasm and patience as we continue to move forward. Know that great progress is being accomplished daily, and we are making every endeavor to get to your home as soon as we can.

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