"Providing Hometown Reliability"
The conduit contractor has started burying conduit. MMU crews will follow after and pull in fiber and then splice. The area order will be generally related to population density of each area, although other factors will come into play for some areas, like highway permits and proximity to active work areas. The order of areas for pulling fiber and splicing might differ from the order of areas conduit was installed. Materials are mostly delivered for Grant 1, but lead times for some items have stretched to 72-74 weeks. Lead time for pedesals is now 2 years - the last batch we ordered for Grant 1 is now 4 months late and that will be an issue soon.
|Grant installs have been progressing when it's dry enough. We're working on our list as best as we can.|
|In the next couple weeks we'll be focusing on splicing in Lime area and catching up on installs in Grant areas for those who have signed up.|
|Lark||complete||stop by to sign up|
|Meyer Lake||complete||stop by to sign up|
|Landmark||complete||stop by to sign up|
|Ladder||complete||stop by to sign up|
|Lime||conduit complete||fiber complete||splicing complete at 45% of locations; 80% of splices|
|Wildcat||conduit complete||fiber 55% complete|
|65 North #1||conduit complete||aerial fiber complete; buried fiber 50% complete||aerial splicing 50% complete|
|65 North #2||conduit complete||aerial fiber complete; buried fiber 40% complete||aerial splicing 10% complete|
|WW||conduit 80% complete|
Paperwork is basically complete for round 2. We hope to start construction in mid to late 2022 after round 1. We had a couple of equipment demos and were able to use some of the time to put in a half mile of conduit for Grant 2. We won't be able to do anything with it until Grant 1 is further along. The note about lead times above shouldn't hurt too bad for Grant 1, but could be a major issue for starting Grant 2. We're working on getting the bid documents sent out.