Town of Washington

Project Status as of May 1, 2019

Please scroll down and take our Broadband Survey below.

Your responses will help with our planning for customer service installations.

For those who missed the April 13 info meeting, the Pricing & FAQs handout is available here.

Network Design

Our network design can be viewed online at https://autode.sk/2XopTwl

Make-Ready

“Make-ready” is the process where utilities relocate existing wires and/or replace poles as needed to make room to accommodate our fiber attachments. Crews will be setting several replacement poles in town during the next few weeks. We expect Eversource and Verizon to be performing the make-ready into early summer.

Construction

We have awarded our construction contract to Sertex. This same company has been working on broadband fiber projects elsewhere in the region (Alford and Rowe for example). Construction should begin within 30 days after Verizon and Eversource complete their make-ready. However, at this point, it is still difficult to predict when that be. Currently our best guess is that construction could possibly begin in June or July.

Lower Valley Road Connector

The Highway crew will be working this month to put in the necessary underground connection along Lower Valley Road. During this time, Lower Valley Rd will be closed from just south of Cross Place Rd to the base of Johnson Hill Rd starting on May 6. We will be replacing all of the culverts along this stretch while we’re at it. So, the closure could last as long as four weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Central Office

The “nerve center” of our network will be housed in an independent structure on the east side of the Town Hall parking lot. Our pre-fab concrete shelter is ready and waiting at the manufacturer’s facility. We are working on the site preparation and the structure should be delivered and installed by mid May.

Feel free to reach out to Kent Lew or Steve Nelson with any questions.