Town of Rowe

Broadband Information and Signup Event

Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 10 AM – 2 PM
Rowe Elementary School

The Presentation will be given at 10am and repeated at 12pm with opportunities to ask questions and sign up after each presentation.

High-speed internet is coming to Rowe! Get connected to family, friends, entertainment, and work. The Rowe MLP together with our Coop: WiredWest, and service provider: Whip City Fiber are bringing fast, affordable, and reliable high-speed internet to town. Join us at this information session to learn more. We’ll answer your questions about construction, installation, internet service, phone and TV streaming options. Best of all, we’ll get you signed up so that you’re in line when installations begin. We hope to see you there!

Check back for signup link coming soon.

Network Build Progress as of March 19, 2019

  • State Grant first 3 disbursements received
  • Pole survey complete,  pole applications submitted, make-ready work complete and licenses obtained from National Grid and Verizon.
  • Fiber design complete.
  • New poles installed where needed on Davis Mine Rd, Cross Rd, and Ford Hill Rd. Also, new conduit on Davenport Rd installed.
  • Contract signed with Sertex to install fiber. Construction underway as of Feb 4 with WG&E as Owner’s Project Manager.
  • Site prep done and Equipment hut delivered next to Gracy House. Equipment has been ordered.
  • Estimated to start service in May 2019. As with any big construction project, it’s difficult to project completion accurately, but we’re closing in on it.

Please check back for updates.

Drop (Installation) Policy and Surcharge

We will have a pre-signup period up until construction is complete. Exact dates will be announced. We anticipate that anyone who signs up prior to the deadline will receive free ‘standard’ installation. A ‘standard’ installation is one that does not require replacing poles or installing new poles or conduit. In those cases we may have to charge at least part of the cost of new poles and/or conduit, depending on budget considerations. If it is necessary, you will be informed of the charge and given an opportunity to continue with installation or not be charged. Note that there is a separate one-time $99 activation fee for starting up service that is separate than physical installation.

At this time, we do not plan to add any surcharge to the WiredWest prices for service. Debt service and depreciation reserve costs will initially be paid out of tax revenue. If we receive excess revenue at the end of any year, we will apply those to offset the depreciation reserve contributions.

Please check back for updates.