If You Build It, Connectivity Will Come
Now that it’s June, the construction season is picking up here in the Midwest.
The same goes with Independents Fiber Network: we have over $1M in fiber route projects underway currently (and coming soon) that will help us to provide even more high-performance, high-capacity connectivity to rural and underserved communities in Ohio.
Major Upgrades & Services in Fairborn, Ohio: Lateral Fiber Route, Full Redundancy & New PoP
We have a few major initiatives in Fairborn, Ohio, this summer. To begin with, we’re installing a lateral fiber route between the Cities of Fairborn and Huber Heights that will give full redundancy to Wright State University.
In addition, we will be delivering services to the City of Fairborn’s water treatment plant, which uses a high-tech computer and instrumentation system including a 24-hour emergency response to system problems.
Lastly, we will be installing a Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Fairborn to better serve and improve connectivity for our customers in the region.
These initiatives with allow us to provide services to more customers in the area. Also, construction will tie together several laterals currently in the community in order to complete a contiguous high-count fiber throughout the area.
Overall, this work will entail an over $600K investment in the Fairborn region.
Miami County, Ohio: 2.76-Mile Fiber Route
We are working on a 2.76-mile fiber route project in the Fletcher area of Ohio in Miami County that is due to be complete around August.
This $74,000 project for a wireless carrier will consist of the installation of a 96-count fiber route that will improve cellular coverage in the area and allow us to better serve our customers in southwest Ohio.
Elmore-Gibsonburg Fiber Route (Sandusky County)
In order to expand our fiber footprint in the Elmore-Gibsonburg area of Ohio in Sandusky County, we have a new, $29,000 project which started in May and should be operational by July.
This project will give fiber-optic connectivity to local, private, family-owned businesses in this area.
Montgomery, Ohio: 3-Mile Fiber Route
Independents Fiber Network will be starting a $178,000 3-mile fiber project this month in the Farmersville, Ohio, area that will serve a wireless carrier in that region. This project is due to finish in August 2018.
Oxford, Ohio: 3-Mile Fiber Route
We are installing three miles of fiber in Oxford, Ohio, best known as being home to Miami University. This will allow us to provide more robust services and improve cellular services with fiber connectivity to local educational institutions.
Trenton, Ohio: Towers & $100K Investment
We are also building cellular towers in the region of Trenton, Ohio, consisting of a 4-mile build between the communities of Miltonville and Trento that’s projected to be complete in September. This project includes a $100K investment into the region.