What to expect:
We have been hard at work to ensure everyone knows that we are bringing your community fiber optic internet! More importantly, our project is bringing speeds up to 1,000 Mbps! And because Sturgeon County has been so poorly served, this means that you will have an opportunity to get internet that is 1000x faster.
Progress so Far
Although our project was only recently announced, the project has already started the construction phase.
At this time, you will see our transport construction crew plowing and direction drilling along the many highway and grid routes. IMPORTANT: You will also see our middle mile crews building underground infrastructure in the hamlets of:
Villeneuve – Complete
Calahoo – Beginning soon
Hansen’s Estates – In progress
Turfside estates – Complete
If you have already signed an Access Agreement, our drop crew will be placing underground conduit and fiber on your property.
As a reminder, the transport fiber is the fiber that will connect hamlets to each other. The middle mile fiber is the fiber infrastructure that runs along streets and alleys in population centers, and the drop is the fiber the connects your individual home or property.
To prepare Sturgeon County for their digital future, new fiber-optic infrastructure is deeply important. This will ensure that the upgrades will service and last for generation’s to come. And to ensure that the network remains reliable, we will burry this infrastructure! But even in the best weather conditions, installing new underground infrastructure is hard and dangerous work, so here are some things you should know about the project:
At this time, the most important thing for you to do is sign an access agreement. You can find the link by visiting HERE. Our blog has easy to follow steps.
It Can Get Messy
Construction through our changing seasons and climate is always hard. During periods around spring or rainfall, construction is prone to creating plenty of mud. Because the project is building buried infrastructure under/in wet ground, progress on the new construction will require a bit of a mess to complete properly. Weather may also change the crew’s priorities, so please follow our Facebook page to keep yourself updated as we push through this summer to connect you sooner!
Before the project begins constructing in your area you will see flags begin to pop up all around the area. These flags are incredibly important as it tells the construction crew where important infrastructure, like gas and electric, is located. If you see these flags, please ensure that you do not touch or remove them from the ground. If a crew is unable to see a flag or the utilities below it could cause serious damage to your utilities or cause harm to the crew! If you would like to let us know about private utilities on your property where we will be building, please call our main line and let our team know. For more information on locates, visit UtilitySafety.ca.
The project is building underground construction, which means they dig holes and small trenches for the fiber lines to run down! Although they deploy directional drills and vibratory plowing equipment that reduces the amount of soil turned, it can still create a small mess. But fear not, we always try our best to remediate anything effected by our work and ensure that it will return to its healthiest form in suitable time.
The team will often wait for the soil can properly settle. At that point, we set the earth to final grade and plant new seed for your lawn to regrow to its previous health! It is a small price we need to pay to keep construction moving so we can continue to connect homes and businesses as fast as possible!
How do I sign up!?
If you would like to register for service now, check out our world-class products and services HERE! (And remember, you will NOT be charged anything until the service officially begins after installation).
Visit our Products and Pricing page or give us a call at 1-888-CFO-2947 (ext 2, for Sales)