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SCI Fiber from SCI REMC, is a grassroots movement that will bridge the digital divide between rural and urban areas, bringing high-speed internet to rural Hoosiers.

What do I do?

  • View available products by clicking Plans & Pricing  above.
  • See what Phase you are in using Zones above.
  • Preregister today, and share this site with your neighbors and friends. (The more people who preregister in your area, the more likely you are to get service next!)
  • Stay connected, and visit often to view our Updates tab.

In order to minimize risk, SCI REMC's Board of Directors chose to move forward in a phased-in zone approach to protect co-op ratepayers and the financial integrity of the electric cooperative. Phase one construction starts in Morgan County. We expect to start construction in June, and begin connecting homes in January. We encourage all members to preregister at any time. By preregistering you are expressing interest in service. When construction is in process in your area, we will contact you to complete an order for service. There is no payment collected during preregistration. This process just allows you to complete a simple form to let us know what services you are interested in. By preregistering now, the installation fee will be waived. When the time arrives to install fiber at your home, you will simply sign a service agreement.



Tier 1: 50/50 - Residential

50mbps upload and download!
1 year contract
Unlimited, no data caps

Perfect for:
  • Sending emails
  • Streaming videos
  • Downloading music & photos
  • Internet gaming


$55.00

Tier 2: 100/100 - Residential

100mbps upload and download!
1 year contract
Unlimited, no data caps

Perfect for:
  • Online conferencing
  • Streaming on multiple devices
  • Downloading HD & 4K Ultra movies
  • Regularly uploading & downloading large files


$65.00

Tier 3: 500 mbps - Residential

500 mbps upload and download!
1 year contract
Unlimited, no data caps

Perfect for:
  • Streaming 5+HD videos at once while emailing & web surfing
  • Transfering data on internet faster than saving it on a computer
  • Downloading an entire digital movie (14 GB) in under 2 minutes
  • Video conferencing with 10 people at once


$100.00

Tier 4: 1,000 mbps - Residential

1 gbps upload and download!
1 year contract
Unlimited, no data caps

Perfect for:

  • Stream—without buffering—multiple videos simultaneously and still have enough bandwidth to email and surf the web
  • Transfering data on internet faster than saving it on a computer
  • Downloading an entire digital movie in seconds
  • Video conferencing with 10+ people at once


$150.00

Phone (VOIP) - *Bundling options available soon

Unlimited local and long-distance calling. Tons of free calling features, all served through the same fiber cable as the internet.
1 year contract
*Internet service must be purchased for phone to be available. No additional installation charge for the phone service.



Small Business (up to 10 users)

Pricing based on customer needs.

Commercial (11+ users)

Pricing based on customer needs.



Zones Gathering Interest

Preregister today, and share this site with your neighbors and friends. (The more people who preregister in your area, the more likely you are to get service next!)




SCI Takes Part in Broadband Summit Panel

12:56pm October 18, 2018

We are glad to have been part of the 2018 Broadband Summit panel today! The event was hosted by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture and Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, and was attended by more than 250 people who want to learn about how to bring high-speed internet to rural Hoosiers! These photos were taken from the Facebook page of Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch.


     
    

 

WTIU (Indiana Public Media) Helps Us Spread the Word!

9:08am September 21, 2018


Flyers, Get Your Flyers!

9:00am September 20, 2018

Click here to print me and pass me out to your friends and neighbors!     



Help us spread the word!

1:40pm September 14, 2018

Pick up your SCI Fiber yard sign today!

Signs will be available in our lobby Monday-Friday, 7:30a-4:30p.
High-speed internet is coming, help us spread the word!


Next Level Connections-Indy STAR

11:19am September 11, 2018

Indy Star Article
MARTINSVILLE — South Central Indiana Rural Electric Membership Corporation (SCI REMC) recently announced phase two of its four-phase fiber-to-the-home network, SCI Fiber, across its service territory. Construction on phase one of the SCI Fiber network began in June of this year, and phase two construction will begin in early 2019.

Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Next Level Connections announcement last Tuesday was monumental for all of Indiana, but especially the 1.3 million Hoosiers served by Indiana’s electric cooperatives. In addition to announcing funding for transportation projects that will connect the state in multiple ways, Indiana’s electric cooperatives were most encouraged by the $100 million investment to expand high-speed internet service for the rural areas of the state.

Over the last several years, Gov. Holcomb. Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana General Assembly have listened and responded to the concerns of our electric cooperative consumers who struggle with basic activities. Such as the student who cannot download information to complete a research assignment; the doctor who cannot offer her patients the critical care access through telemedicine; or the small business owner who had to close their doors because they could not sell their products online.

Gov. Holcomb and other state leaders have built a strong foundation from which to advance the availability of affordable and reliable high-speed internet for all of Indiana. Last week’s announcement of the state’s $100 million investment in rural broadband is a remarkable assurance to rural Hoosiers their economic health and quality of life are important.

Indiana’s 38 electric cooperatives distribute electricity in 89 of the state’s 92 counties, or about 80 percent of the landmass. The areas of the state served by the electric cooperatives are also the most starved for quality high-speed internet service. The electric cooperatives have repeatedly been reminded by our consumers the disadvantages they experience without access to high-speed internet service hinders them in the same way not having electricity did in the 1930s.

Aside from there being a fundamental need for this essential service, a recently-released Purdue University study demonstrated the significant impact that reliable and affordable high-speed internet will have on both the state’s economy and the pocketbooks of individual Hoosiers. This study estimates nearly $12 billion in economic benefits if high-speed internet were deployed in the rural areas of the state, with a return of nearly $4 to the local economy for every dollar spent on the necessary infrastructure. This study clearly shows the return on the investment is significant and justifies a meaningful investment.

Indiana’s electric cooperatives applaud Gov. Holcomb, Lt. Gov. Crouch and the Indiana General Assembly for their continued leadership, engagement and commitment to providing solutions to an issue of urgent and significant importance to rural Hoosiers.



Tom VanParis

CEO

Indiana Electric Cooperatives



Inside INdiana Business Article

2:56pm September 5, 2018


Click here to read an article from Inside INdiana business about our SCI Fiber project.

Phase 2 Press Release

4:40pm September 4, 2018

Phase two Announced
MARTINSVILLE — South Central Indiana Rural Electric Membership Corporation (SCI REMC) recently announced phase two of its four-phase fiber-to-the-home network, SCI Fiber, across its service territory. Construction on phase one of the SCI Fiber network began in June of this year, and phase two construction will begin in early 2019.

SCI REMC members in phase two, which passes 4,556 homes and covers part of Brown County and areas east and west of Martinsville, will have high-speed internet service available as soon as July of 2019.

“Members in phase two should encourage their neighbors and friends to preregister on our website join.sciremc.com,” said SCI REMC President and CEO James Tanneberger, “because whichever areas in phase two have the highest percentage of pre-registered members, will be the areas that get internet access first.” Tanneberger explained that while phase two is set, the first ones in phase two to get fiber connected will depend on how many people are preregistered online. “The most concentrated sign up areas within phase two will have service as soon as July of 2019, while the last sections in phase two should be connected in early 2020.”

Phase one of SCI REMC’s SCI Fiber project is already under construction and will be available to 4,190 homes starting in early 2019.

The phase one construction area is southeastern Morgan County near Cope and Taggart Crossing, northwestern Brown County near Waycross, and around Lake Lemon in Monroe County. SCI REMC members in these areas will have high-speed internet available at speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second.

If they have not done so already, members in phase one still need to preregister online at https://join.sciremc.com to get free installation. As the backbone and main-line distribution fiber facilities are being completed, SCI will begin contacting members to arrange to bring fiber to each member’s home. This last major construction step is called a “drop”. The drop construction will bring fiber cable across the property to a termination point on the outside of each member’s home. Once the drop is terminated and tested, the final step is the in-home installation appointment. At the in-home installation appointment, SCI Fiber will connect the fiber cable inside the homes, set up the in-home equipment, and perform the necessary steps to begin providing services to the member.

“We started this fiber project because quality of life and economic development are tied to the availability of high-speed internet,” said Tanneberger. “Communities within our service territory are underserved, and we recognize the positive role SCI REMC can play in meeting our members’ needs.”

High-speed internet in rural areas has been a large cause, shared by several groups including the Office of the Lt. Governor of Indiana, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) and local legislators.

Since 1939, SCI REMC has provided essential electric services, mostly in remote rural locations. Availability of high-speed communications and internet access in the areas they serve has today become as critical to the health and prosperity of rural communities as availability of electricity service was in the 1930s.

“Access to a high-speed internet connection has gone from a luxury to a necessity, and most of our electric members are at risk of being left behind,” said Tanneberger. “We want to make sure this does not happen.”

High-speed internet access in the rural areas means: more economic development with businesses being able to move into these areas, potentially higher property values for electric co-op members, access to advancements like tele-health, online classes and more. Additionally, installing fiber throughout the SCI REMC service territory will help modernize electric operations to meet members’ growing desires to save energy through load control and other functions that require smart infrastructure.

SCI Fiber is a division of SCI REMC, a member-owned cooperative electric power provider. SCI REMC is one of 38 rural electric cooperatives in Indiana. Electric cooperatives were organized throughout the state in the 1930s. At that time, investor-owned utilities were supplying power in urban areas but would not supply electric power to rural customers. This was common across the country at that time in history. People living in rural areas saw that those in cities had electricity and wanted it as well. As a result, with loans from the Rural Electrification Administration, rural communities banded together and created electric cooperatives. Hoosiers 79 years ago in Morgan, Monroe, Owen, Brown and parts of Putnam, Clay and Johnson counties, pooled their money, and set poles and tied lines by hand to bring electricity to rural South Central Indiana in the form of SCI REMC.


Announcing Phase 2

12:15pm September 4, 2018

We are excited to announce the next step of SCI's Fiber project. Click the Zones tab above to view Phase 2.  

If you are in Phase 1 or 2, it is critical to pre-register to receive FREE installation.
If you are outside Phase 1 and 2, pre-registration is a factor in determining where we will go next. 

Exciting News!

11:01am August 28, 2018

Tune into our updates tab for EXCITING NEWS coming next week!!

Lashing Fiber

1:58pm August 23, 2018

Crews are out hanging fiber on Hassetown Rd. Fiber is hung by wrapping it around the pre hung strand, this is called lashing. 



Fiber is going up!

7:55am August 22, 2018

Our contractors are putting up fiber. This process is called lashing.




79th Annual Member Meeting

10:22am August 17, 2018

This Saturday, August 18 we will be hosting our 79th Annual Member Meeting. Come out and enjoy a free breakfast, receive $20 and an efficiency kit at registration, walk around to information tables, and visit our new fiber section. You will be able to pre-register for high-speed internet, ask questions, and go home with a few give-a-ways. See you there!

Hanging strand for Fiber internet

10:08am July 20, 2018


One down, 58,999 poles to go. ... Installing fiber internet in the rural parts of south central Indiana is no easy feat. The crews are putting up strand, which is sort of a guy wire for the fiber. The fiber will be lashed to the strand once all the strand is up. SCI REMC, a local electric cooperative in investing nearly $100 million to make sure its members have the same access to high-speed internet as metropolitan residents.

 


Crew Location Update

10:40am July 9, 2018

We have crews out this week on Mahalasville Road in Martinsville, and in Brown County on Gatesville Road. The crews are putting up strand, which is sort of a guy wire for the fiber. The fiber will be lashed to the strand once the strand is up.

They are inspecting all of the poles along the planned routes, checking to see if they may need to have work performed (“make-ready”) to make room for the fiber and, also, to confirm that the proposed route is acceptable. 

First lines for SCI Fiber

8:29am June 26, 2018

Construction for Fiber started June 25, 2018 off Mahalasville Rd,
and will be available to 3,754 homes in Phase 1 in early 2019.



Fiber Construction Begins!

3:50pm June 21, 2018

SCI Fiber begins construction on Phase 1


MARTINSVILLE — South Central Indiana Rural Electric Membership Corporation (SCI REMC) recently began construction of a fiber-to-the-home network, SCI Fiber, across its service territory. Construction on the SCI Fiber network started this week and will be available to 3,754 homes in early 2019. The first construction area, known as Phase 1, is southeastern Morgan County near Cope and Taggart Crossing, northwestern Brown County near Waycross, and around Lake Lemon in Monroe County. SCI REMC members in these areas will have high-speed internet available up to 1 Gigabit per second. 

SCI Fiber is asking that customers preregister for service on their site https://join.sciremc.com. Once the technology is installed and tested, SCI will contact preregistered customers to start scheduling installations. At installation, SCI Fiber will connect the fiber line to homes and set up the equipment.

“Today, quality of life and economic development are tied to the availability of high-speed internet,” said 
SCI REMC President and CEO James Tanneberger. “Communities within our service territory are underserved, and we recognize the positive role SCI REMC can play in meeting our members’ needs.” 

High-speed internet in rural areas has been a large cause, shared by several groups including the Office of the Lt. Governor of Indiana, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) and local legislators. 

Since 1939, SCI REMC has provided essential electric services, mostly in remote rural locations. Availability of high-speed communications and internet access in the areas they serve has today become as critical to the health and prosperity of rural communities as availability of electricity service was in the 1930s. 

“Access to a high-speed internet connection has gone from a luxury to a necessity, and most of our electric members are at risk of being left behind,” said Tanneberger. “We want to make sure this does not happen.” 

High-speed internet access in the rural areas means: more economic development with businesses being able to move into these areas, potentially higher property values for electric co-op members, access to advancements like tele-health, online classes and more. Additionally, installing fiber throughout the SCI REMC service territory will help modernize electric operations to meet members’ growing desires to save energy through load control and other functions that require smart infrastructure.

SCI Fiber is a division of SCI REMC, a member-owned cooperative electric distribution facility. A cooperative is a business owned by its customers, known as members. SCI REMC is one of 38 rural electric cooperatives in Indiana. Electric cooperatives were organized throughout the state in the 1930s. At that time, investor-owned utilities were supplying power in urban areas but would not supply electric power to rural customers. This was common across the country at that time in history. People living in rural areas saw that those in cities had electricity and wanted it as well. As a result, with loans from the Rural Electrification Administration, rural communities banded together and created electric cooperatives. Hoosiers 79 years ago in Morgan, Monroe, Owen, Brown and parts of Putnam, Clay and Johnson counties, pooled their money, and set poles and tied lines by hand to bring electricity to rural South Central Indiana in the form of SCI REMC.


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Construction is right around the corner!

3:50pm May 31, 2018

SCI's Fiber construction will start June 18, 2018. We expect to still have Phase 1 completed by the end of this year.

New option added to plans & pricing!

9:31am May 7, 2018

Based on member feedback and interests, we have decided to expand our service offerings to include a 500 mbps plan. Click on our "Plans & Pricing" tab to view the updated pricing and information. 

Why is high-speed internet critical to our future?

9:13am April 9, 2018

Check out this video!

Why is high-speed internet critical to our future?

Announcing Phase I Of Fiber-To-The-Home Project

2:21pm April 4, 2018

South Central Indiana Rural Electric Membership Corporation (SCI REMC) kicked off its anticipated fiber-to-the-home business (SCI FIBER) today. The first areas set to receive high-speed internet services through SCI are southeastern Morgan County near Cope and Taggart Crossing, northwestern Brown County near Waycross, and around Lake Lemon in Monroe County. Construction is set to begin in June, and SCI plans to offer members in these areas an opportunity to start signing up for service at the end of the year.

At the event, State Senator Eric Koch (District 44) stated, “South Central Indiana REMC was originally formed to solve a big infrastructure problem—lack of electricity in rural Indiana. Here we are 80 years later, and SCI REMC is announcing they are solving the 21st Century problem of a lack of electricity—a lack of high-speed internet service in rural Indiana.” Koch has authored several pieces of legislation over years designed to solve the lack of rural internet in Indiana, including the bill for infrastructure development zones in 2013, the broadband-ready community bill in 2015, and the Senate-Enrolled Act in 2017 that allows electric co-ops to utilize existing electric poles for fiber installation.

“Today, quality of life and economic development are tied to the availability of high-speed internet. Communities within our service territory are underserved, and we recognize the positive role SCI REMC can play in meeting our members’ needs. A collaborative effort, I give credit to my fellow board members for their fastidious dedication to our members, and to the staff of SCI REMC for working diligently to make fiber a reality. Both were needed to make this project possible,” said SCI REMC Board Chairman Bruce Hamlin.


Phase I will include offering service to approximately 3,754 homes. The selected locations explore the many scenarios SCI will encounter throughout the construction process, including uneven terrain, both underground and overhead installations, and more, in order to put the co-op in the best position to succeed as they get the business up and running.

“We are working to fill a need in our rural communities, and in wanting to be transparent through it all, we area posting updates and frequently asked questions on a dedicated website www.sciremc.com/scifiber,” said SCI REMC President and CEO James Tanneberger. “We encourage people to visit this site often for updates, and to preregister for service, which will help us gauge interest, as well as be a factor in how our construction will progress.”

High-speed internet in rural areas has been a large cause, shared by several groups including the Office of the Lt. Governor of Indiana, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), local legislators like Rep. Eric Koch, electric cooperatives and more.

Since 1939, SCI REMC has provided essential electric services, mostly in remote rural locations. Availability of high-speed communications and internet access in the areas we serve has today become as critical to the health and prosperity of rural communities as availability of electricity service was in the 1930s. Access to a highspeed internet connection has gone from a luxury to a necessity, and most of our electric members are at risk of being left behind. We want to make sure this does not happen. We want to fulfill the cooperative’s responsibility to the community as implied by Cooperative Principle #7, which states, “While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies supported by the membership.”

High-speed internet access in the rural areas means: more economic development with businesses being able to move into these areas, potentially higher property values for electric co-op members, access to advancements like tele-health, online classes and more. Additionally, installing fiber throughout the service territory will help modernize electric operations to meet members’ growing desires to save energy through load control and other functions that require smart infrastructure.


We're bringing fiber to rural Hoosiers!

8:21am April 3, 2018

Since 1939, SCI REMC has provided south central Indiana with essential services, even in remote rural locations. Recently, you—our members—asked us to investigate the option of providing high-speed internet to our service area. We heard you, and I am thrilled to announce the launch of SCI Fiber. SCI Fiber brings members high-speed internet up to 1 Gigabit per second. That’s 1,000 Megabits per second—100 times faster than the national average.

Fiber is known for being future-proof, meaning the fiber we install today will be able to handle increased data loads as the need for more and more speed grows. Our fiber network is also more reliable than other types of networks, less prone to interference and complications from lightning and other natural elements. Fiber also tends to raise the property value of homes by as much as 3.1%.

Every SCI REMC member who preregisters on this site will be eligible for free installation when SCI Fiber gets to their area. You will also receive a wifi router so you have the best possible wireless connection in your home or business. This will allow you to have multiple devices from desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, TVs, and more all connected at speeds that will make everyone happy.

SCI Fiber also introduces phone service! Our phone service will provide crystal clear connections, including reliable access to 911 emergency services and advanced calling features.

South Central Indiana REMC has a proud history of bringing power to the area, and we look forward to the future as we bring fiber to the communities we know and love.

Sincerely,
James Tanneberger
President & CEO, SCI REMC

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SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

9:12am October 17, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Anthony Addie: There are a couple ways to see what Phase you are in. 1) When you log in, and click on “My Dashboard” at the top right of the page. It will say if you are in Phase 1, Phase 2, or a named Zone. (Named zones are vying for the Phase 3 spot.) 2)You can also click on the “Zones” link, then click the magnifying eyeglass to type your address in and see where it stands on the map.


SCIREMC - Anthony Addie

4:50pm October 16, 2018

Anthony Addie

Hello how can I tell what phase I'm in?


SCIREMC - Millie thacker

8:45am October 16, 2018

Millie thacker

So excited to be in Phase 2. Haven't had good internet options since we had the broadband thru REMC several years ago. If you haven't pre-registered, please do so today. This will be so wonderful, and help Morgan County be a more attractive location for families to live.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

4:38pm October 15, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Joe Palmer: We wish it were true already too. :) However, that is a text error due to our site programming. We are fixing it now. (We're glad you're excited!)


SCIREMC - Joe Palmer

4:17pm October 15, 2018

Joe Palmer

I like the Progress tab on my Dashboard I just wish it were true. It is saying Currently in Service Does that have some other meaning?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

7:30am October 15, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Susan Kornblum: You might have selected "Anonymous" when you set up your original order, but you should show up now.


SCIREMC - Susan  Kornblum

3:18pm October 13, 2018

Susan Kornblum

Why doesn't my name show up on the "supporters" list here? I have been signed on for many months now. I find names of my near-neighbors, but not mine.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

11:38am October 12, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Robert Emberton: Hi Robert! Phase 1 connections are expected to start in January 2019, and the first connections for Phase 2 are expected to start in July 2019 and run through early 2020.


SCIREMC - Robert Emberton

1:01am October 12, 2018

Robert Emberton

Hello! The fiber optic was just installed across the road from my house in Spearsville, so when will we be able to hook up to it? Thanks, Robert


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

3:03pm October 10, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

David Bright: We are currently working on updating our site- stay tuned.


SCIREMC - David Bright

2:46pm October 10, 2018

David Bright

I noticed you posted some pricing on the bundles that you will have available. Any additional information on the TV bundle and what is included with that(channels,etc.)?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

3:43pm October 9, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Ralph Chastin: Calix 844G-1 will be a $10 monthly fee if you subscribe to internet only, but if you bundle any other service such as phone or TV with internet the Calix 844G-1 will be free. We will be announcing our bundling options soon!


SCIREMC - Joe Palmer

10:02am October 9, 2018

Joe Palmer

Do you know yet if there is going to be a App for the voicemail for the VOIP phone service. I have this with my current phone provider and it is a really nice feature.


SCIREMC - Ralph Chastain

6:28pm October 8, 2018

Ralph Chastain

Does the Calix 844G-1 cost extra a month if we choose this? Any equipment fees? Thank you.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

2:53pm October 5, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Mary Bishop: Hi Mary. There is no phone required!


SCIREMC - Mary Bishop

11:42pm October 4, 2018

Mary Bishop

In your description of the SCI fiber program, you do not state whether or not phone service will be required. I am interested in this only if it saves money. Endeavor requires I get their phone service in order to have internet. This is common with other internet providers. Question: Will a land line be required to have this internet service?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

1:03pm October 3, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

G.L. Woods: Hi Mr. Woods, As a cooperative, our profits are returned to our members rather than provided to stockholders or private owners. Capital credits are the member’s share of the co-op’s net margins (revenue received by your cooperative minus expenses.) They are divided up proportionally by the amount that each member paid during each specific year. Those who paid more will get more back, and those who paid less will receive a smaller amount back. In the past, capital credits have been paid both through electric bill credits and actual checks sent to members. We will private message you with the amounts and years that capital credits have been paid to your account. We are seeking to provide critical services, use revenues to recover costs, and return what is left. SCI Fiber helps with that equation because, as SCI's costs to provide electricity rise, the additional revenue from SCI Fiber can help cover those costs, allowing us to provide stable electric rates in the future.


SCIREMC - G.L. Woods

8:33am October 3, 2018

G.L. Woods

As you mentioned, phase 1 service will start hooking up Jan 2019. How long are you anticipating for it to take for all in phase 1 to be connected ?


SCIREMC - G.L. Woods

8:28am October 3, 2018

G.L. Woods

As I'm reading your response to Ed Edwards, you mention "profits will be reinvested & returned to members". When & how is that done? I've been with REMC since 1995 and have never received a dividend. Prior to that I lived in Missouri and was part of an electric coop there that I continue to this day receiving annual dividend checks. Please clarify - thanks


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

11:18am October 2, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Benjamin Williams: Hi Ben. Users will have an option to utilize SCI Fiber’s wireless router or provide their own. If you provide your own, SCI plans to provide the Calix 803G bridge device. If users choose to utilize SCI Fiber’s wireless router, we plan to provide a Calix 844G-1. The Calix 844G-1 device is a combination device that includes an optical network terminal (ONT) and a wireless router. The Calix 844G-1 will also allow us to troubleshoot problems quicker which leads to shorter down times in event of issues.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

11:16am October 2, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Ed Edwards: Hi Ed! Information on our TV packages will be coming soon. That is a great question. First, to our knowledge, Endeavor provides a good service, so we’d rather call the following items differences, not necessarily advantages depending on your point of view. Ultimately, the services should be comparable. Here are a few differences that SCI REMC members should understand when dealing with comparable products offered at comparable prices. - SCI Fiber will be made available to all members; even those who live in less densely populated areas. SCI REMC took the risk to do this when others would not. -SCI Fiber is a benefit to SCI REMC electric members because excess revenues from the fiber side will be utilized to help cover expenses on the electric side and help maintain or even reduce electric rates. -Because SCI Fiber is a part of the SCI REMC cooperative, profits will be reinvested and returned to members. -SCI Fiber seeks to provide SCI REMC members and other folks in the community a straight forward bill with no mysterious charges. Before committing to service with another provider, we suggest that folks get a copy of an actual bill and look for unexplained charges. Some providers have as much as $14 added to bills for which there is no service provided.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

10:13am October 2, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

John Griffith: Hi John, we set a goal for pre-registration for what we wanted to get to enter that area, and the percentage you are seeing is the actual number of registrations. Meaning, we have surpassed our goal for that area.


SCIREMC - Benjamin Williams

8:30am October 2, 2018

Benjamin Williams

What kind of fiber modem will the internet be using? or is that still undecided?


SCIREMC - Ed Edwards

12:17am October 2, 2018

Ed Edwards

What is your advantage over Endeavor?


SCIREMC - Ed Edwards

12:09am October 2, 2018

Ed Edwards

are you going to have a TV package to offer


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

12:52pm October 1, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

G.L. Woods: The bundles will include TV, phone, and internet. Bundling options will be coming soon!!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

12:51pm October 1, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Lora Beavin: Hi Lora, The only dates we have right now are as follows: Phase 1 connections are expected to start in January 2019, and the first connections for Phase 2 are expected to start in July 2019 and run through early 2020. We will be announcing Phase 3 and 4 at a later date.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

12:49pm October 1, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Michael Williams: Hi Michael! That is correct, you can upgrade your package at any time!


SCIREMC - John Griffith

8:21am October 1, 2018

John Griffith

I only bring this up again because you will probably get more questions further into the project. On the "My Dashboard" web page it shows a progress bar chart for my own personal address. You have addressed this earlier to correct the decimal place issue. Now it is reading 105% toward goal. I either don't understand what it is reflecting or there still is a glitch with the code that does the calculation. Please help me understand what progress it is tracking. Thanks


SCIREMC - G.L. Woods

5:11pm September 29, 2018

G.L. Woods

Will the bundles only include internet & phone, or TV as well?


SCIREMC - Lora  Beavin

5:05pm September 28, 2018

Lora Beavin

Hi, I was wounding if you had a rough estimate of the date and times of the other areas because I'm still under contract.


SCIREMC - Michael Williams

10:15am September 28, 2018

Michael Williams

Will we as customers be able to upgrade at anytime if the initial plan we signed for isn't fast enough for what we need?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

8:30am September 28, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Benjamin Williams: Hi Ben! Send us an email to scifiber@sciremc.com with your address and the number of signs you are wanting and we will drop them off for you!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

10:34am September 27, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Wayne Wimmenauer: Hi Wayne, yes you will be able to keep your same number.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

10:33am September 27, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Robert Emberton: Hi Robert, we realize the layout might seem odd on this map, but our zones are split up between substations and makes more sense from an operations stand point. Help us spread the word by encouraging your neighbors and friends to preregister. Whichever areas in phase two have the highest percentage of pre-registered members, will be the areas that get internet access first.


SCIREMC - Benjamin Williams

8:36am September 27, 2018

Benjamin Williams

Is there a way to get a yard sign if we are not able to come to the office because of work schedule?


SCIREMC - Wayne Wimmenauer

1:10am September 26, 2018

Wayne Wimmenauer

Can you keep the same phone number if you switch over?


SCIREMC - Robert Emberton

2:17pm September 25, 2018

Robert Emberton

I see that phase 2 doesn't cover Spearsville but covers south and west of us less than a mile on either side. We have been added to the princess lakes zone but princess lakes is miles away from us. Why can't you include Spearsville into zone 2, it would be more pratical?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

10:14am September 25, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

G.L. Woods: Hi Mr. Woods! The fiber will be trenched underground and the trench is very narrow and grass typically recovers after 3 weeks.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

10:11am September 25, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Brian Fleener: Hi Brian! Yes, our performance should match the best fiber to the home networks available.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

8:21am September 25, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

John Stigall: Hi John! We are so excited to be able to provide our members with our great package options. Thanks for the info!


SCIREMC - G.L. Woods

11:02am September 24, 2018

G.L. Woods

I assume each home signed up for service will need the fiber "hardwired" into the home by REMC - correct? If so, will the cable be trenched or bored across the property? Thanks


SCIREMC - John Stigall

9:12am September 24, 2018

John Stigall

Also...be aware 5G is being rolled out and it may be possible to get home Internet from Verizon or AT&T. In fact you can get 4G home internet now in some areas. Your location determines whether you have signal or not, outside antennas may be needed.


SCIREMC - John Stigall

9:10am September 24, 2018

John Stigall

I do networking for a living and for the vast majority of users 50Mbps will be amazingly fast. Considering they have nothing or spotty cellular coverage now, this will be amazing.


SCIREMC - Brian Fleener

12:27pm September 21, 2018

Brian Fleener

What kind of latency/ping do you expect to provide with this service? I know that satellite ping is pretty bad and that's probably what most of your rural customers use. I've seen speed tests on the internet with fiber internet delivering pings of 1ms. Can we expect that kind of ping as well?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

9:22am September 21, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Angie Kline: Right you are! The more interest your area shows, the sooner we will get there. Right now, if you look at the status bars for each area, your area has a great response, next in line after the Phase 1 and Phase 2 folks. We are always assessing the timing of our buildout, and we are reaching out to new areas based on interest, sometimes sooner than expected. The best thing you can do is tell your neighbors about SCI Fiber and get them to pre-register. There is no obligation for folks who pre-register, and it helps us ensure they get free setup when we are in the area.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

8:18am September 21, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Angie Kline: Right you are! If you're in the red part (Phase 2), we'll be in your area as early as July 2019, and as late as 2020. We'll be splitting Phase 2 into sub zones soon so you can see what percentage of your neighbors are pre-registered.


SCIREMC - Angie Kline

8:09pm September 20, 2018

Angie Kline

I am in the Paragon zone...any idea when they may start that zone? I am spreading the word! High speed internet brings jobs, education, opportunity!!! Thank you REMC!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

3:08pm September 20, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Brian Fleener: Hi Brian, you are in Phase 2!! Phase 1 connections are expected to start in January 2019, and the first connections for Phase 2 are expected to start in July 2019 and run through early 2020. Help us spread the word by encouraging your neighbors and friends to preregister. Whichever areas in phase two have the highest percentage of pre-registered members, will be the areas that get internet access first.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

3:01pm September 20, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Joe Palmer: Hi Joe! We are looking into the bundling options and will have the information in the coming months.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

2:55pm September 20, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Deborah Faught: We are currently working on making this available.


SCIREMC - Brian Fleener

1:29pm September 20, 2018

Brian Fleener

Hello. When is the expected installation date for SR67 between Martinsville and Brown's Crossing ?


SCIREMC - Joe Palmer

12:39pm September 20, 2018

Joe Palmer

Noticed the new flyer mentions TV when will details be available.


SCIREMC - Brian Fleener

9:48am September 20, 2018

Brian Fleener

Hello. I have struggled for years with internet service where I live. Can you please explain when I can expect to see this service at 852 S. State Road 67 (Hyndsdale area)? And thank you for FINALLY bringing decent internet to us country folks!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

3:07pm September 19, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Jeffrey Dehner: We do not know why. SCI Fiber is strictly a product of SCI REMC.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

12:50pm September 19, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Hi Brent, SCI Fiber will reach all of our members in a 4 year time frame. When we will reach other customers will be decided on a case by case basis when we are in the area. As we pass by, we’d like to reach everyone that we can, even if you are not an SCI REMC electric member.


SCIREMC - Deborah Faught

10:48am September 19, 2018

Deborah Faught

Hi, it looks like my address is in the Phase 2 tier. Is there any way to tell where the highest concentration of supporters is located for Phase 2? I looked through the zones tab and didn't see that it indicates percentage of sign-up's there. Thank you!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

9:26am September 19, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

David Engelking: Hi David, Phase 2 is expected to start in July 2019 and run through early 2020. Could you send the flyer to scifiber@sciremc.com? Thank you!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

8:31am September 19, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Bob Westbrook: The backbone for our project is currently going down Gatesville Rd. Phase 1 connections are expected to start in January 2019, and the first connections for Phase 2 are expected to start in July 2019 and run through early 2020. Help us spread the word by encouraging your neighbors and friends to preregister. Whichever areas in phase two have the highest percentage of pre-registered members, will be the areas that get internet access first.


SCIREMC - Brent Hayden

7:51am September 19, 2018

Brent Hayden

Hello. Will fiber be offered in the city limits of Paragon? If so, when roughly would that be?


SCIREMC - David Engelking

6:47pm September 18, 2018

David Engelking

I’m on Tuley Trace in Nashville and show as phase 2 on my dashboard, but received a flyer back in June or July saying internet would be installed within 6 months of receiving that. Guessing that was received in error.


SCIREMC - Jeffrey Dehner

2:26pm September 18, 2018

Jeffrey Dehner

Why is endeavor acting like they are behind this?


SCIREMC - bob westbrook

2:23pm September 18, 2018

bob westbrook

Hello, I have seen the conduit and handholds that are out on Gatesville Road. I'm excited to see the conduit in, and hope to review the site and get an idea of when you will be accepting beta testers. We finally have some hope, that we have not been forgotten. thank you and thank the governor for the grant.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

4:27pm September 14, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

John Griffith: You are in Phase 1, so in your case, "Progress to Goal" of 100% means we are already planning to hook you up by early 2019. For people in the orange area, "Progress to Goal" represents what percentage of the people in their area have pre-registered (which will help determine where Phase 3 will be).


SCIREMC - John Griffith

4:14pm September 14, 2018

John Griffith

Regarding "My Dashboard" and the "Progress to Goal" question I posed earlier, it now reads "100% to goal" . Can you help us understand what the "Progress to Goal" represents? Thanks.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

2:02pm September 14, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Charles Smith: SCI Fiber is 100% separate from any other provider. SCI REMC is not building fiber for another provider to use. We have posted about this on our SCI REMC facebook page yesterday, and we think you will be interested in what people had to say about it: https://www.facebook.com/SCIREMC/


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

1:59pm September 14, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Tim Surber: The connection will be underground. We will connect fiber to the outside of the home to a small box called a NID (network interface device) and our installers will run the fiber from the NID into the home. With internet only, it will be no more than $10 per month for the modem. If you bundle services, the modem will likely be included. We will be posting bundling options soon!


SCIREMC - Charles Smith

1:33pm September 14, 2018

Charles Smith

I had the same than as Melody Mallory stated. Endeavor rep came about installing Fiber with the same expected time frame, even referred to it as Phase 2. When I told them I was pre-registered for SCI Fiber and asked if this was the same thing as that and if you guys where working together he said yes. So it appears that Endeavor reps are purposely try to trick people to sign up for them. Are you guys sharing any part of the run from the main hubs to the houses, or is this 100% separate? I will say its nice to go from nothing to 2 companies competing , but with Endeavor trying to trick people makes it easier to choose who to keep the pre ordor with.


SCIREMC - Tim Surber

11:36am September 14, 2018

Tim Surber

How will the connection be dropped off at the home? Will fiber need to be ran in the home? What is the modem fee for the wireless ? Thank you.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

11:10am September 14, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Melody Mallory: Great questions Melody! We cannot speak on other providers' pricing and information. SCI Fiber is strictly a product from SCI REMC. Our employees will have properly marked apparel and vehicles, and will never pressure you to sign anything on the spot. SCI REMC is not building fiber for another provider to use. SCI Fiber is our internet provider. If you ever have doubts or questions please feel free to give us a call. We will be running fiber directly to your home for ZERO additional fees as long as you sign up for our services when we are in your area. We are NOT charging members an installation fee. We will be offering a router that comes with managed Wi-Fi services for a monthly fee, but we are also allowing members to use their own devices.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

9:51am September 14, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Alan Drake: If you are referring to Phase 2 we are currently working on that. Check back with us!


SCIREMC - Melody Mallory

10:56pm September 13, 2018

Melody Mallory

A friend of ours who has pre-registered was visited on a Sunday by a representative of Endevour. This representative stated they were with SCIREMC and had to have paperwork filled out before Phase Two could come to our area. They left a contract with our friend. It was for 2 years & was more money than quoted, plus several charges! They also stated the router was required to be bought from them. Our friend told them he would read over the Contract & let them know. My questions: Does this Company have anything to do with SCI Fiber? If not, how do we know the person who comes to our door is your representative? What extra charges, if any, will there be? Are we to pay for a router or any other equipment?


SCIREMC - Alan Drake

2:33pm September 13, 2018

Alan Drake

Is there anyway you can map out the pre-registrations, so we can see what the interest level in our area is like?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

11:02am September 11, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Jeremy Snyder: You can always upgrade your package.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

11:00am September 11, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Jodi Bullock: The red zone is all of our Phase 2 members. Whichever areas in phase two have the highest percentage of pre-registered members, will be the areas that get internet access first.


SCIREMC - Jeremy Snyder

7:57pm September 10, 2018

Jeremy Snyder

I was wanting to know if after install and service started if the package I choose isn't large enough can I upgrade to a larger package with no problem


SCIREMC - Jodi Bullock

3:47pm September 10, 2018

Jodi Bullock

It states that my address is phase 2, but it appears I am in the red zone? Can you give me an estimate of time frame for my particular address?


SCIREMC - James Hammon

2:50pm September 8, 2018

James Hammon

Well that’s not the news I was hoping for. Another year of smoke signals and Morse code as chief was of communicating here in Northern Morgan County. Well I’m still holding out hope that AT&T will come the 1/2 mile down the road to my house. Probably won’t happen either. Not holding out on being in Phase 3 either.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

11:44am September 7, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

John Griffith: Thank you for letting us know about the glitch. I have someone working on it now. Thanks John!


SCIREMC - John Griffith

8:38am September 7, 2018

John Griffith

My Dashboard has the "Progress" as "119000% to goal" . Is this a glitch or is there a way to interpret the number by a decimal placement?


SCIREMC - Brian Warner

4:54pm September 5, 2018

Brian Warner

Thanks for the clarification! Will look forward to service when/if available.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

11:23am September 5, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Ralph Chastin: Our primary goal is to provide a superior service on day 1, and we are taking the proper steps to ensure quality and dependability over speed of deployment. We have a testing period prior to the first connections, and we must ensure the system is fully ready before we launch. With that said, Phase 1 connections are expected to start in January 2019, and the first connections for Phase 2 are expected to start in July 2019 and run through early 2020. The timing of future phases is being planned now and is dependent on multiple factors.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

10:29am September 5, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Brian Warner: To clarify you question... the decisions are largely based on % interest within each specific area regardless of the total number of members in the specific area. If your area has 100 members and 85 pre-register, your area’s percentage will be 85%. If another area has 1,000 people and 650 sign up, that area’s percentage will be 65%. Your area would rank higher even though the overall member count is smaller.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

10:00am September 5, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Brian Warner: Whichever areas in phase two have the highest percentage of pre-registered members, will be the areas that get internet access first.


SCIREMC - Brian Warner

9:25pm September 4, 2018

Brian Warner

Now that the locations and areas have been posted with phase 2 being announced... What drives selection? Overall numbers or a % of the users? Everybody I know around here has preregistered, but it shows at maybe 25% on your graph.. just curious.


SCIREMC - Ralph Chastain

4:23pm September 4, 2018

Ralph Chastain

I mean 2020.


SCIREMC - Ralph Chastain

4:23pm September 4, 2018

Ralph Chastain

When is phase 3? July 2019?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

4:14pm September 4, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

David Bright: Members in phase two will have high-speed internet service available as soon as July of 2019. Help us spread the word by encouraging your neighbors and friends to preregister. Whichever areas in phase two have the highest percentage of pre-registered members, will be the areas that get internet access first.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

4:11pm September 4, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Michael Millikan: Yes, Phase 1 will have service by early 2019.


SCIREMC - Michael Millikan

1:59pm September 4, 2018

Michael Millikan

After about 2.5 months of construction of Phase 1, are there any updates on the construction? Is it going as expected? Is the schedule still to have service to phase 1 by end of 2018 or early 2019? Will all of phase 1 have service by early 2019?


SCIREMC - David Bright

1:43pm September 4, 2018

David Bright

I see the announcement of phase 2! Some other to the zone page as well. I noticed some of the pre-construction work on our road this last week. Any update on the timetable for when installations may begin or expected to begin for zone 2?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

11:51am September 4, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Joe Palmer: Yes, an extender will be an option.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

11:51am September 4, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Bill Heacock: Hi Bill. In most cases, yes.


SCIREMC - Joe Palmer

10:46am September 3, 2018

Joe Palmer

Do you know yet if you are going to offer the Calix 804Mesh satellites as a option.


SCIREMC - Bill Heacock

8:41am September 3, 2018

Bill Heacock

I hope all is going well! My question is: If the power goes out and my generator kicks in, will the internet link still function? Thanks!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

2:00pm August 29, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Christopher Williams: Yes, we will be running single mode fiber cable, and if your electricity line is underground, your fiber line will be as well. At the time of your pre-drop survey visit, please talk to the technician regarding the armored single mode fiber.


SCIREMC - Christopher Williams

12:19pm August 29, 2018

Christopher Williams

Ok I hope it's ok to ask this here: in the past, I've tried multiple different cable companies, in hopes to be provided with fast and reliable internet service, to no avail. The main reason they couldn't do it, was because they would have to run a line underground about 400 ft away from an existing pole. Which I believe is how you guys run your power line to my residence. I assume that you'll be running single mode fiber cable. What are the chances that you could run armored single mode fiber to my residence? I'd do anything to get this to happen. I'd even be willing to help you guys with whatever services you need. I went to school for Computer Information Systems, so I could always be of help regarding WAN. Feel free to contact me at any time, as my information is in your guys systems. 2558 greasy Creek. Ty


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

9:04am August 29, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Martha McIntosh: You can check and see if your address is within Phase 1 by visiting the Zones tab and typing your address in the search box in the upper right corner of the map.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

9:02am August 29, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

David Bright: You don't want to miss it!


SCIREMC - Martha McIntosh

11:38pm August 28, 2018

Martha McIntosh

Is Mount Zion Road included in Phase One. We have terrible internet and most of our neighbors have no internet and no phone.


SCIREMC - David Bright

9:07pm August 28, 2018

David Bright

Excited to hear what the news is this week!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

11:04am August 28, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Sharon Bathory: We recently added Tier4 as an option, and are updating that information on our preregistration page, thank you for the feedback. You will be able to change your Tier selection at a later date. All Tier's all available for all members.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

11:03am August 28, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Kelly Rice: We are happy to hear about your excitement about fiber coming to Brown County. We promise to get to ALL of our members :)


SCIREMC - Sharon Bathory

9:55pm August 27, 2018

Sharon Bathory

I can only sign up for Tier 3. I prefer to have TIer 4. Why is Tier 4 not an option for us?


SCIREMC - Kelly Rice

3:28pm August 27, 2018

Kelly Rice

I was ecstatic to see the spools of fiber at Hassetown and Lick Creek! I can see by the map that Lick Creek isn’t slated for Phase I yet but it’s my sincerest hope that Lick Creek gets included soon. Brown County is in desperate need of fast, reliable internet service.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

8:42am August 27, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Jon Prairie: You bet! We are very excited to be providing all of our members with high-speed internet!


SCIREMC - Jon Prairie

1:53pm August 24, 2018

Jon Prairie

Thank you for the clarification and am anxiously waiting. Thanks for working to provide us service.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

9:14am August 24, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Jon Prairie: We are currently constructing the backbone. The backbone is the main fiber loop that will carry high-speed internet to our entire service territory. It will be passing thousands of homes that are not in Phase 1 of our project. Unfortunately, there are a lot of members who are just outside of the border of Phase 1 and will have to wait for service. We promise to reach all of our members and we are glad you are excited about the project!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

9:06am August 24, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Deborah Faught: The only Phase that has been determined has been Phase 1. Please visit our updates tab often, as we will be keeping our members up-to-date with the location of Phase 2-4. Spread the word about pre-registering!


SCIREMC - Jon Prairie

8:46pm August 23, 2018

Jon Prairie

Ok..still confused...since fiber is now lashed up on Hassetown Rd next to my house...does this mean I can connect during tier 1...or is this not going to be activated? Please clarify. Thanks


SCIREMC - Deborah Faught

11:51am August 22, 2018

Deborah Faught

Hi, Can you tell me what tier of completion 3 Notch Road in Nashville, IN is in? Thank you!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

2:42pm August 20, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Joe Palmer: We are glad to hear you joined us at our 79th Annual Member Meeting, and that we were able to answer all of your questions!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

2:41pm August 20, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Wayne Wimmenauer: Yes, the pre-registration just gives us an idea of what you are interested in. Once fiber is available to your home, you will be able to change your package options.


SCIREMC - Joe Palmer

2:31pm August 19, 2018

Joe Palmer

Very good display at the Annual Meeting yesterday. Answered all my questions regarding what the customer equipment will be. It was nice to see the new CEO of SCIREMC at the fiber section answering questions.


SCIREMC - Wayne Wimmenauer

1:03pm August 19, 2018

Wayne Wimmenauer

Will we be able to update our plan ? My order shows Tier 3 at $150 I would like Tier 3 plus phone service. that was not available when I signed up.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

10:17am August 8, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

John Stigall: We are not currently working in that area. Comcast is moving some facilities due to an INDOT. That is a good question. We are willing to have a conversation to understand unique circumstances and see if we can accommodate them.


SCIREMC - John Stigall

9:05am August 6, 2018

John Stigall

Question...would a non-profit corporation be allowed to redistribute a network connection wirelessly?


SCIREMC - John Stigall

10:42am August 3, 2018

John Stigall

Is the activity on and near Kent Rd, Eastern Monroe County part of the backbone network? I assume so.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

1:52pm August 1, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Steven Crook: We are happy to hear how excited you are, we are too!! Our Fiber department is expanding, so keep an eye out on our careers page for available jobs, www.sciremc.com/careers. :)


SCIREMC - Steven Crook

1:40pm August 1, 2018

Steven Crook

Need any help? I have worked as a network engineer for more than a decade and have been in IT for almost 20 years :) I'd be willing to lend some expertise to the project to be in phase 2 :D It's worth a try on my part (and maybe a laugh :] ) Okay, maybe just worth giving you all a chuckle :-) I am super excited to finally get access to high speed internet. Have a good day!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

1:14pm July 31, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Joe Palmer: We were the sponsor of the day on Monday, July 30.


SCIREMC - Joe Palmer

1:03pm July 31, 2018

Joe Palmer

Do you have a booth setup at the County fair this week?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

3:01pm July 27, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Savannah McIntosh: We are keeping our options open and considering many possibilities at this time.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

2:38pm July 27, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Robert Emberton: The portion of fiber being referred to is called the backbone. Phase 1 includes 50 miles of backbone fiber which connects the substations back to the main office, which is where our headend is. Without the backbone, we wouldn't be able to connect our distribution fiber, and thus our members, to the Internet. We are building the backbone first so we'll be able to build and test the connections to the substation equipment while the distribution fiber is built to the homes.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

1:50pm July 27, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Jon Prairie: We are currently only placing strand for phase one.


SCIREMC - Savannah McIntosh

12:25pm July 27, 2018

Savannah McIntosh

As a member of both South Central and Endeavor Communications why not partner with Endeavor Communications where they already have fiber? Would that not be less expensive for South Central versus running all new fiber?


SCIREMC - Robert Emberton

9:39pm July 26, 2018

Robert Emberton

Your progress report say you are hanging wire on Gatesville road. Gatesville road isn't in zone 1, so does it mean we'll be next to get the service?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

1:17pm July 26, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Wayne Wimmenauer: The state park happens to be on one of the electric lines that was chosen as a part of phase 1 build-out. There is not a specific reason that the park is included


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

11:39am July 26, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Chad Witham: We are installing fiber overhead and underground where we can. Unfortunately, most of our service territory consists of hills and forest, and as we've learned from our electric side, installing lines underground costs 4-14 times as much as overhead. Using our existing poles also means we don't have to purchase easement agreements and access to external underground facilities.


SCIREMC - Jon Prairie

11:01am July 26, 2018

Jon Prairie

Are the contractors only having strands where the phase one area is?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

8:20am July 26, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Wayne Wimmenauer: We used outside consultants to help us determine phase one. Which park are you referring to?


SCIREMC - Jon Prairie

4:54pm July 25, 2018

Jon Prairie

Are they only placing strand now for the phase one project or beyond that?


SCIREMC - Chad Witham

9:34am July 25, 2018

Chad Witham

Working in the Center Grove area and seeing fiber go into to neighborhoods quickly I am wondering why you guys are hanging it pole by pole instead of boring it like everyone else is doing.


SCIREMC - Wayne Wimmenauer

2:21am July 25, 2018

Wayne Wimmenauer

So how did the 1st phase end up going to the state park?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

8:33am July 24, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Jami Rakes: We are happy to hear you are excited about this! Pre-registering will be a factor in determining where we will be going next, but the next phase has not yet been determined. Stay up-to-date by visiting our updates tab for project information.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

8:27am July 24, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Sandra Frazer: At this time, there is no additional charge for our members regardless of distance. We will evaluate non-member connections that are some distance away and try to come up with a plan that works. It is possible that there will be additional charges for non-members who are some distance away.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

8:19am July 24, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Wayne Wimmenauer: We understand the high demand for high-speed internet in your area. We are using preregistration as a factor in determining the next phase. We are encouraging everyone to share our preregistration site with your neighbors and friends as the next phase has not yet been set.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

8:16am July 24, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Paige Wagner: Unfortunately, it is not in Phase 1, but we are coming for you! Stay up-to-date and follow our project plans in our updates tab on this site!


SCIREMC - Jami Rakes

6:26pm July 21, 2018

Jami Rakes

I have a question, we are very excited about getting high speed internet in our area but I feel a little discouraged because we live behind the Royal Motel and there are only 3 houses back here. Does that mean we will be one of the last areas to get the service because you all are looking at areas with thousands of people? I really hope and pray that’s not the case. Please advise. Thank you


SCIREMC - Sandra Frazer

4:49pm July 20, 2018

Sandra Frazer

What if your house is significantly off the road? Is there an additional charge to get it from the road back to the house?


SCIREMC - Wayne Wimmenauer

1:51am July 20, 2018

Wayne Wimmenauer

We have bad "all" service in our area except for electric. Is that going to be considered when going to phase 2 or just # of signups?


SCIREMC - Paige Wagner

11:32am July 19, 2018

Paige Wagner

Hi, I’m on HashRd. near Brummetts Creek Rd. in Bloomington—Monroe County. Any chance this can be part of phase one? Thanks


SCIREMC - Thomas Smith

10:56pm July 18, 2018

Thomas Smith

I have been pre regestered for months now


SCIREMC - Thomas Smith

10:54pm July 18, 2018

Thomas Smith

My property line is the brown county line. So you are saying you won’t extend phase 1 200 feet to hook me up as part of phase1?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

12:40pm July 18, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Thomas Smith: We are currently working on our bundling options! Unfortunately phase one does stop at the Brown & Morgan county line. Stay up-to-date with where we will go next in our Updates tab. Make sure you pre-register!


SCIREMC - Thomas Smith

5:05pm July 17, 2018

Thomas Smith

I live on north Haasetown road at the Brown co. Morgan county line. Phase 1 seems to be less than a mile in 3 directions why am I not in phase 1


SCIREMC - Thomas Smith

4:59pm July 17, 2018

Thomas Smith

Will there be any internet security included with the sercvice?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

10:07am July 17, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Cody Lewis-Goodman: You can view all of Phase one here: https://join.sciremc.com/#Zones. You can also search by street name!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

10:03am July 17, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Jarrett Phillips: We are focusing initially on SCI REMC's territory, which covers Brown, Clay, Johnson, Monroe, Morgan, Owen, and Putnam County.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

7:48am July 17, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Savannah McIntosh: Good question! SCI REMC is installing fiber to our members for two main reasons. The first, as you know, is to provide high-speed internet for those who don’t have it. The second is for a communications system of our own, to improve outage management and distribution automation, which requires us to install fiber throughout our entire service area.


SCIREMC - Cody Lewis-Goodman

1:26pm July 14, 2018

Cody Lewis-Goodman

Is Salt Creek rd near Gatesville rd part of phase 1 construction?


SCIREMC - Jarrett Phillips

11:02am July 13, 2018

Jarrett Phillips

Will you be doing Lawrence and Orange County?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

3:05pm July 12, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Seth James: The next phase has not yet been determined. Help us spread the word by sharing this page and encouraging family and friends to pre-register, as it will be a factor in determining the next phase.


SCIREMC - Savannah McIntosh

2:17pm July 12, 2018

Savannah McIntosh

I am already a member of Endeavor Communications a Telephone Cooperative that just buried fiber to my home. Are you planning to compete with Endeavor Communications where they already have fiber? Is that not a waste of money when we already have great broadband service from a Cooperative?


SCIREMC - Seth James

12:18pm July 9, 2018

Seth James

Any definite plans on when the areas east of Spencer may get service? Has there been much support for SCI Fiber in that area? I know my family is extremely interested in Tier 2 service.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

10:28am July 9, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Micheal Taylor: We currently do not have a map available. However, we will be providing updates of what's being worked on and what's been accomplished in our Updates tab.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

10:24am July 9, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Chad Witham: We have several unknowns ahead that could alter the timing of completion of phase 1 in one direction or another. Overall, we are on track with our original plan. Our primary focus is rolling out a dependable, well-constructed fiber network with which our members are well pleased over the long-term.


SCIREMC - Micheal Taylor

10:43pm July 5, 2018

Micheal Taylor

I would love to see a map on your website that shows the area currently being worked on and the progress.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

9:20am July 5, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Tiffany Sanders: We are so excited to bring high-speed internet to you and your family! :)


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

9:18am July 5, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Susan Grubbs: We will be able to fit your high-speed internet needs. Once we are at your home prior to install, please advise our design and pre-drop coordinator of your needs and they will be able to develop a solution for you.


SCIREMC - Chad Witham

1:56pm July 4, 2018

Chad Witham

Just curious why there seem ps to be so much delay already, first thing I saw was construction would begin in May and phase 1 would be done by the end of the year. Then it was June 18, the pic you posted shows yet another week of delays with the project having started on June 25th and now I see reference to phase 1 being complete early 2019.


SCIREMC - Tiffany Sanders

8:58pm July 3, 2018

Tiffany Sanders

Thank you for bringing fiber to us "un-reachables" by other surrounding companies. Literally I live a mile from three directions of other providers! My kids will thank you!...I will thank you b/c working from home may actually be an option again for me. Additionally, as my kids grow, the school curriculum requires internet hook ups to do homework. Thank you again!


SCIREMC - Susan Grubbs

3:09pm July 2, 2018

Susan Grubbs

Hello. We are very excited about this project as I currently work from home. My employer will pay for my office line so I would like to sign up for that first and then once I’m out of contract with my ATT hotspot I’d like to add an additional line for personal use. Will that be possible with initial installation? If so, how will I go about getting set up? My company isn’t local but they do set everything up through our broadband provisioning team. Thank you in advance.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

3:00pm July 2, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Bernard Wood: All of Phase 1 will receive high-speed internet in early 2019. The first part of our project is the back bone and feeder construction. Once that is complete, we will start on the service drops and in home installation. We are happy to hear about your excitement on our Fiber project!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

2:39pm July 2, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Sharon Bathory: No, SCI will be installing our own fiber lines.


SCIREMC - Bernard Wood

10:28am July 2, 2018

Bernard Wood

Hello! Just thought I would check in...We are on McWhorter Road...between Bill Smith Road and Dillman Road. We are considered Phase 1. Just curious about once the fiber is run to this area and installed in our residence do need to wait until the completion of Phase 1 to get internet? Or are things connected and powered up as you go along? I hope that make sense....It looks like the installers are still southwest of us. Is that correct? Tell them to take care and be safe! Thank you! We are really excited!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

9:42am July 2, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Carl Miller: No, we do not envision our low internet pricing to change anytime soon.


SCIREMC - Sharon Bathory

9:02am July 2, 2018

Sharon Bathory

Lake Edgewood and Wilbur Road have fiber optic lines installed by ATT but fiber was never hooked up. ATT dropped the project in favor of cell usage. The node only had to be hooked up. Can REMC use these fiber lines to get gigabit speed this way faster?


SCIREMC - Carl Miller

1:39pm July 1, 2018

Carl Miller

How long does REMC envision the initial 1 year contract rates ($55/month for 50Mbps, for example) staying at that cost? Put more bluntly, are these costs stable or should we expect increases?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

2:15pm June 27, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Duane Wasylyshen: The next phase has not yet been determined. We are currently working on construction of the Fiber in Phase 1. We promise to keep everyone informed. We are coming : )


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

2:09pm June 27, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Bryan Neal: Phase II has not yet been determined. We will keep everyone informed in the updates tab.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

2:08pm June 27, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Robert Emberton: Not at the moment, we are looking to add this feature in the coming months. There will be no data caps : )


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

2:02pm June 27, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Chad Witham:If your electric service is underground, your fiber will also be underground. Where fiber will be run on your property and where it will contact your home will be determined/described when our SCI Fiber representative meets with you on site prior to installation


SCIREMC - Duane Wasylyshen

10:46am June 26, 2018

Duane Wasylyshen

I really would like to know the reach after phase 1 it appears that I'm out of that area towards the Mooresville side of things and was wondering how long I'm gonna have to wait for fiber to be available I know phase 1 is early 2019 but that feels so far away dealing with unstable internet


SCIREMC - Bryan Neal

9:40am June 26, 2018

Bryan Neal

Do you know yet where phase II will be?


SCIREMC - Robert Emberton

10:28pm June 25, 2018

Robert Emberton

Robert Emberton: Some internet providers say no data caps, however they reduce your speed after you use so many gigabytes. Is REMC going to do that?


SCIREMC - Robert Emberton

6:10pm June 25, 2018

Robert Emberton

Robert Emberton: Is there anyway we can see how many people have signed up in our zone?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

2:03pm June 25, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Doug Southworth: We are going to start with IPv4, with IPv6 being available in the near future.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

11:04am June 25, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

John Proctor: Construction started last week and will be available to 3,754 homes in Phase 1 in early 2019.


SCIREMC - Doug Southworth

3:47pm June 22, 2018

Doug Southworth

Will static IPv4 addresses be available? How about IPv6 addresses?


SCIREMC - John Proctor

11:42am June 21, 2018

John Proctor

Has Phase One started yet.I would love to have this by the end of the year.


SCIREMC - John Proctor

10:34am June 21, 2018

John Proctor

Have you started Phase one yet?


SCIREMC - Chad Witham

8:29pm June 19, 2018

Chad Witham

So your. Refs have surveyed the power lines in front of my house, however no one surveyed the ones down the side nor behind my home. My power comes in underground and behind our home. Where will fiber be coming into my home from?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

11:24am June 15, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

James Baughn: We posted an answer on May 15, but put it with another user's answer. Sorry about that. The answer is no, fiber is much more reliable and faster. Fiber will be installed parallel to our electric lines.


SCIREMC - James Baughn

11:05am June 15, 2018

James Baughn

May 14th I asked this question "At any point, will Broadband over Power Lines be used?" Why has it not been answered?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

9:57am June 13, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Bryan Neal: Yes, Fiber internet and VOIP phone service are separate from a landline.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

8:51am June 13, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Lisa Shelton: We understand the high demand for high-speed internet in your area. Don't worry, we are coming for you :) Keep an eye on this site under our updates pages. We promise to keep our members informed of every move!


SCIREMC - Lisa Shelton

5:27pm June 11, 2018

Lisa Shelton

I need your service now! The top half of Arthur rd cannot get highspeed internet. We can only get Satalite, it's very expensive and unreliable. Last I checked we did at least have a choice of 2 service providers. Unfortunatly you must also pay for their satalite TV to get it with one of them. I realize for money reasons you will install in areas with the most people interested but I'd really like it if you installed in areas without options. We need you yesterday! I'm tired of paying $70+ a monthfor 10 g of data. It is gone in a flash. Not that our speeds could even support streaming but it would be nice to feel like I live in the present technological civilization. We can't even get a cell signal here.


SCIREMC - Bryan Neal

11:22am June 11, 2018

Bryan Neal

Will you be able to use this service if you no longer use a landline? We did have one a while back but canceled the service and went strictly to cell phone service.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

2:14pm June 8, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Jen Reeves: Yes, you will be able to change your Tier selection to a bigger package option after it is installed. Yes, you will be able to keep the same number.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

9:34am June 7, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Doug Southworth: Yes, you will be able to use your own equipment.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

7:56am June 5, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Ian Former: Encourage your family and friends by sharing this site for preregistration. It will be a factor on where we decide to go next!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

7:55am June 5, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Seth Cummings: We are excited to bring fiber to our members! Help us spread the word by sharing this site and encouraging your family and friends to preregister!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

7:54am June 5, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Becky Teeters: Correct, we are just getting an idea of interested Tier options. You will be able to change your Tier selection once fiber is available in your area.


SCIREMC - Jen  Reeves

10:27pm June 4, 2018

Jen Reeves

Hi, is it possible to change your tier after it has been installed in your home if it is not enough mbps to do the things you would like it to? Also, if you have an existing landline phone can you keep your same number? Is it considered a landline still? Will it work even when power is out like current landlines? Thank you! Very excited about actual, reliable internet!


SCIREMC - Doug Southworth

1:01pm June 1, 2018

Doug Southworth

Will IPv6 be available? Also, if I use my own router, will your modem be just a modem, or will it have some sort of router built into it as well? What I'm asking is will I be able to use your modem simply to access the network without any other hurdles in the way so that I can use my own equipment?


SCIREMC - Ian Former

4:12pm May 31, 2018

Ian Former

What can we do as members to make this happen mor rapidly. I am in Montgomery Twp and eagerly await our fiber trunk.


SCIREMC - Seth Cummings

11:58am May 30, 2018

Seth Cummings

Im in for tier 4! I don't care about price. I'll pay, and gladly. We've been dealing with a hotspot here for 3 years, and satellite before that. We need to be getting word out on the street about this opportunity.


SCIREMC - Becky Teeters

9:55am May 30, 2018

Becky Teeters

Preregistering doesn't lock me into a program, right? Just gives me the option to choose when it gets to my area?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

9:43am May 30, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Thomas Prose: You will be able to use your own router, but details on modem and routers are still being worked out. Please check our updates and plans & pricing pages for updated future information.


SCIREMC - thomas Prose

2:43pm May 29, 2018

thomas Prose

Had another question does the pricing in the tiers also include modem and router and other fees or are those extra and if so what is the pricing for those.


SCIREMC - Victor Wolowec

12:27pm May 29, 2018

Victor Wolowec

Finally! Never could figure out how I could get city water and natural gas to my house but not high speed internet above 25mbps. Competition is a good thing, too!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

8:20am May 29, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Brad Gradert: Fiber is coming to all of our members! Stay up-to-date with construction by visiting this page!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

8:19am May 29, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Hayden Young: Construction begins in June with service drops coming in October. In-home installations will start in December/January.


SCIREMC - Brad Gradert

4:01pm May 28, 2018

Brad Gradert

Please bring fibor into Watson Meadows neighborhood.


SCIREMC - Hayden Young

11:18pm May 27, 2018

Hayden Young

When will zone 1 people be able to use fiber


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

8:37am May 23, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Tommi Wright: We are using preregistration as a factor in determining the next phase. We are encouraging everyone to share our preregistration site with your neighbors and friends as the next phase has not yet been set.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

8:31am May 23, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Thomas Jackson: Fiber will be installed parallel to our electric lines.


SCIREMC - Tommi Wright

5:54pm May 22, 2018

Tommi Wright

Is there an ETA for unionville because I’m assuming it’ll be serviced close to last


SCIREMC - Thomas Jackson

4:12pm May 22, 2018

Thomas Jackson

Is this fiber going to be buried or attached to poles like our electric is?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

10:50am May 15, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Donald & Vickie Morrison: We are so glad to hear how excited you and your family are about fiber! VOIP is an additional $40 charge regardless of the TIER you select since the VOIP service is optional. We are excited to bring Fiber to you!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

10:47am May 15, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Ralph Chastain: All uploads are the same, upload and download . Check out our Plans & Pricing tab! James Baughn: No, fiber is much more reliable and faster. Fiber will be installed parallel to our electric lines.


SCIREMC - Donald & Vickie Morrison

5:22pm May 14, 2018

Donald & Vickie Morrison

Dear SCI REMC: THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Our family cannot wait to have your fiber service installed!!! We have been reading about the addition of the 500 Mbps tier and we think this is also excellent news--thank you! It hits that awesome "sweet spot" between the 100 Mbps and the 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps) plans. Plus, it's a fair deal for symmetrical service, without any quotas! This cannot happen quickly enough. Also, we just noticed, too, that in addition to adding the 500 Mbps tier for $100.00 per month, now, the $40.00 per month fee for VoIP service has been waived for those purchasing the 1 Gbps tier, at $150.00 per month!!! Honestly, that $40.00 per month fee for VoIP service seemed a little expensive to us, particularly for those purchasing the more expensive tiers; however, with that fee being waived on the 1 Gbps tier, this makes this tier that much more attractive. Plus, it makes this top tier much more economical, since it just received a $40.00 per month price cut!!! Thank you, SCI REMC for installing and providing these excellent services for your co-op members!!! Our family will continue to spread the word on these great upcoming fiber services from SCI REMC; again, thank you!!! BRING ON THE FIBER!!!


SCIREMC - James Baughn

3:01pm May 14, 2018

James Baughn

At any point, with Broadband over Power Lines be used?


SCIREMC - Ralph Chastain

8:25am May 12, 2018

Ralph Chastain

What about upload speeds? Can you make them the same? Thank you.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

3:23pm May 10, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Michael Sipes: Yes, that is correct! You will be able to select your Tier during installation.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

3:22pm May 10, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Joe Palmer: We are working on ONT details. Please check back in the updates tab.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

2:43pm May 10, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

James Hammon: Looks like Tier 2 will be great for you! Visit our Plans & Pricing tabs to check out the other Tiers available. If you decide you want to change Tiers, you will be able to do so at the time of installation.


SCIREMC - Michael Sipes

11:02am May 9, 2018

Michael Sipes

I pre-registered but I can decide what Tier and whether or not I get phone at the time of installation correct?


SCIREMC - Joe Palmer

1:47pm May 8, 2018

Joe Palmer

Do you know yet what ONT you are going to be using? (the device that the fiber terminates in at the house)


SCIREMC - James Hammon

6:53am May 8, 2018

James Hammon

We live approximately 4 miles outside of Mooresville in densely populated area that is woefully underserved. I signed up for the Tier 2 service when it becomes available in our area. My question is how much speed/capacity will I need for a TV streaming service like YouTube or Sling Tv. Our cable from Newwave is atrocious! Help!! Thanks in advance, James L. Hammon Jr.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

2:56pm May 4, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Tommi Wright: It is starting from our headquarters in Martinsville. We are hoping we can get as many members preregistered as possible.


SCIREMC - Tommi Wright

9:23am May 4, 2018

Tommi Wright

Im curious also. What is the goal is for preregistered supporters?


SCIREMC - Tommi Wright

7:48pm May 3, 2018

Tommi Wright

Hello, just curious.. but from where is the fiber optics coming from? is it running from martinsville down south? is it going from south side upwards? I live in unionville and I wanted to estimate or an estimate as to when we will be serviced. I read up that service to all Phase 1 customers will be by the end of this year, but I assume some get it faster than others correct?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

3:56pm May 2, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Kurtis Alexander: We are using this site to gather interest as a factor on where to go next. We do not have a date set at this time, but we hope to announce Phase 2 by the end of this year.


SCIREMC - Michael Millikan

11:27am May 2, 2018

Michael Millikan

Excited for this service! I see that construction is started (or will start soon) but what is the planned completion date for Phase I? When will all Phase I customers have service available?


SCIREMC - Kurtis Alexander

4:03pm April 30, 2018

Kurtis Alexander

Our current internet is slow, unreliable, and has little to nothing on the upload side. With no competition, improvement or service are not a priority. We are so excited to have SCI Fiber out near Sweetwater. Any word on when Phase 2 will be announced? The suspense is killing me.


SCIREMC - Robert McIntosh

6:46pm April 29, 2018

Robert McIntosh

We are so excited! Need this service ASAP, my wife has opportunity to work from home but we cannot get the service it requires so we need this now. Location is north of Spencer, north of to 67/231 junction.


SCIREMC - jeff cooke

8:52am April 27, 2018

jeff cooke

This is good news. Needs to expand north of Spencer as soon as possible. I do medical research that requires internet downloads and satellite just does not do the job. I have to drive into Indianapolis sometime just to get a faster connection to get data. Thank you for the initiative!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

9:44am April 26, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Thomas Prose: Tier 1 is $55 and Tier 2 is $65


SCIREMC - thomas Prose

4:19pm April 25, 2018

thomas Prose

So according to the plans and pricing tab. Tier 1 and tier 2 would have the same price. Is that correct?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

4:00pm April 25, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Valerie Foley: We will be offering VOIP (voice-over-IP) telephone service that can be bundled with the internet service. VOIP allows you to make voice calls using your Internet connection instead of a regular phone line.


SCIREMC - Valerie Foley

10:33am April 25, 2018

Valerie Foley

Just a quick note: We have not been able to use the service we have, dial up, for years and would love to finally be able to use, at our home, a service we pay for monthly. Who could I contact about the type of phone service that REMC can provide? We currently have AT&T land line at our home. Will the REMC be land line or will it be cell phone? Thank you, Valerie


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

7:55am April 24, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Thomas Prose: Tier 1 pricing is $55.00 monthly. You can see other options by clicking the Plans & Pricing tab on our website.


SCIREMC - thomas Prose

8:51pm April 21, 2018

thomas Prose

What is tier 1 proce


SCIREMC - Melody Mallory

4:47pm April 21, 2018

Melody Mallory

Rats! I'm not in the Phase One area! We've had the internet service REMC experimented with over the electric lines! I was very happy with it, but then it went bye-bye. Now I'm on Satellite Internet and Phone. Pricey! Can't wait till you offer this in our area!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

9:00am April 20, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Chad Witham: Construction will begin for phase 1 at the end of May. The backbone is the main fiber loop that will carry high-speed internet to our entire service territory. From the backbone/loop fiber lines will be carried into specific service areas. From those areas, we will connect to individual member homes. You will sign a contract for service immediately prior to installing fiber inside your home. Installation is free for members if you preregister and then sign up for service (sign a contract) once we are in your area. If we have to go back to your home after construction is completed in that area, there will be an installation fee of $300.


SCIREMC - Chad Witham

4:15pm April 19, 2018

Chad Witham

Also what is the managed WiFi plan?


SCIREMC - Chad Witham

4:06pm April 19, 2018

Chad Witham

I have some questions in regards to your comment below that you’ll connect members that have a signed contract in phase one once the backbone construction has been completed. 1. Where and when do we sign contracts? 2. What is considered the backbone construction? 3. What is the tap fee to actually connect to the fiber? I have heard some numbers from other areas and most of them are well outside what seems reasonable or affordable once again limiting those that can get high speed Internet.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

1:11pm April 19, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Richard Melton: We will connect members that have signed a contract and that are located in Phase 1 once the backbone construction has been completed.


SCIREMC - Richard Melton

11:39am April 19, 2018

Richard Melton

Are you planning on hooking people up as you go along?


SCIREMC - william byrd

11:31am April 18, 2018

william byrd

I am excided to hear the news. It least there is hope for us country people. My 2.5 DSL doesn't cut it in todays internet, just to update my phone takes a while. At least someone finally cares. It might be 2 years before it gets to me but, thats two years earlier than the other companies. I spread it on FB. Great job SCREMC....


SCIREMC - William Biddle

2:20pm April 16, 2018

William Biddle

So excited to hear this advancement. Difficult to live in this day and age without good internet. Children are spending too much time at Starbucks and McDonalds doing school work! Looking forward to your installation on Pumpkinvine Hill Road and Wilbur Road Area.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

12:24pm April 16, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Ed Bitner: We are very excited to be bringing fiber to our members! Our entire fiber project will be completed in 4 years. Our current focus is getting high-speed internet to our members. We do not have plans to offer TV at this time.


SCIREMC - Bernard Wood

10:31am April 16, 2018

Bernard Wood

Hey there! I am so thrilled to hear this! Let me know how I can help! I am a former Comcast employee and a current Comcast contractor (Video Production...not cable installation). Let me know what I can do to help spread the word and get word out and get this show on the road! thank you!!!!


SCIREMC - Ed Bitner

6:53pm April 14, 2018

Ed Bitner

We are more than excited to hear this. We once had FTTH with Smithville Telephone before we built this new home and moved in. When we first bought the property 11 years ago Smithville told us they would have FTTH out here (Stinesville) in two years. They've told us that every year for 10 years and just this last month told us they "might" have it out here in three years. I hope SCIREMC beats that record. But I also hope you will offer TV service as well like Smithville did when we had them.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

1:26pm April 13, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Eric Robinson: Thank you for helping us spread the word! Preregistration is very important!


SCIREMC - Eric Robinson

12:11pm April 13, 2018

Eric Robinson

This is wonderful. I have been dreaming of this for years. It is VERY important to pre-register because the documentation says that plans will not be finalized until pre-registration goals are met. So, I encourage everybody to PLEASE pre-register now. The sooner the pre-registration goals are met, the sooner the work will begin! THANKS!!!!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

8:03am April 13, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

We are so happy to hear about all of the excitement! John Webb: We are using preregistration as a factor in determining the next phase. We are encouraging everyone to share our preregistration site with your neighbors and friends as the next phase has not yet been set. We promise to keep everyone up to date during this exciting time!


SCIREMC - John Webb

11:38pm April 12, 2018

John Webb

I understand that the Zone 1 construction is scheduled to start the end of may. Can you advise when the service is scheduled to be available for use?


SCIREMC - Angie Kline

8:48pm April 12, 2018

Angie Kline

BEYOND EXCITED!!!! READY TO KICK MY CURRENT PROVIDER TO THE CURB AFTER YEARS OF PLEADING FOR FIBER......LOVE TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS AND HAVE NO PROBLEM SUPPORTING REMC WHO SEES THE BIG PICTURE!!! VERSUS $$$$$


SCIREMC - Joe Jachim

11:30am April 12, 2018

Joe Jachim

I can't begin to express the joy I will feel to get high speed data! If it will get me hooked up faster, I will volunteer to dig a trench or two....


SCIREMC - Corey Phillips

5:08pm April 11, 2018

Corey Phillips

Lake Edgewood is struggling to find decent internet. Would love it if this were available out here. Would sign up immediately.


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

8:24am April 11, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Nathan Jeter: Zone 1 construction will start at the end of May, and parts of Monroe and Brown counties are scheduled to be services by the end of 2018.


SCIREMC - Nathan Jeter

5:32pm April 10, 2018

Nathan Jeter

I have preregistered and am in zone 1. What is the timeline for zone 1’s completion?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

9:51am April 10, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Barbara Fowler: The equipment we offer with your plan will provide Wi-Fi in your home


SCIREMC - Peri Rogowski

2:48pm April 9, 2018

Peri Rogowski

As President of Dogwood Hill Estates (located between SR67 and SR142), we are VERY excited for this service to finally be coming available in our area. We've tried satellite internet (terrible) and finally have just learned to minimally survive with activating personal hotspots from our cell phones. This truly is great news! Hopefully our area (and that of our Wilbur neighbors) will be included on the next phase of fiber installation! Thank you!


SCIREMC - Barbara Fowler

1:17pm April 9, 2018

Barbara Fowler

What about Wi-Fi?


SCIREMC - Ian Smith

2:53pm April 6, 2018

Ian Smith

We're very excited about this. I use the internet to make a living, and regularly drive to a nearby town to sit in coffee shops just to get work done. That's because right now we get our internet via cell phone, and that's only possible with a booster antenna placed on the roof, as high as we can get it. Our speeds are typically about 1.5mbps, with 0.2mbps being typical for the evening, making even basic email almost unusable, nevermind video. I will be telling my neighbors about this!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

11:51am April 5, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Jonathan Weaver: Encourage your neighbors and friends to preregister, as this will be a factor in determining the next Phase. Check our Updates tab to stay up to date on future steps in the fiber project. High-speed internet IS coming to you!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

7:53am April 5, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

John Webb: Work will begin in May, and parts of Monroe and Brown counties are scheduled to be serviced by the end of 2018!


SCIREMC - Cameron Brown

9:38pm April 4, 2018

Cameron Brown

Ill be ready for when it hits Wilbur Rd. Ive been wiring my house with gigabit ready equipment and Cat. cable while remodeling and when this hits the area, it will be great. Looks like pre planning for the future paid off.


SCIREMC - Jonathan Weaver

7:02pm April 4, 2018

Jonathan Weaver

Looks like yet another company skipping my area - per your map... crooked creek area off big bend road l, far north Morgan county near 37 isn’t included. Already have your electric service, would be extremely happy if remc would run device to out neighborhood that always gets skipped. 40isj homes and I’d have a hard time imagining almost all wouldn’t sign up


SCIREMC - Christopher  Dick

4:56pm April 4, 2018

Christopher Dick

I am so excited to see this happening! Alas I am not in phase 1, oh the antici.................pation!


SCIREMC - John Webb

4:51pm April 4, 2018

John Webb

YAY!!! This is exciting news! Is there a projected groundbreaking?


SCIREMC - John Webb

4:32pm April 4, 2018

John Webb

YAY!!!! Any concept of when ground will be broke for fiber project?


SCIREMC - John Webb

4:24pm April 4, 2018

John Webb

YAY!!!! Any concept of when ground will be broke for fiber project?


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

4:03pm April 4, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Robert: Phase 2 will start early next year. Stay up to date by visiting our Updates tab on this website!


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

4:02pm April 4, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Alvin: We are happy to hear you are excited about this! We just announced this exciting news to the public April 3. You can help us spread the word by sharing this site!


SCIREMC - Tommi Wright

3:08pm April 4, 2018

Tommi Wright

I am more than excited to see this on its way to my neighborhood as we are in "Phase 1" :)


SCIREMC - SCI Fiber

2:16pm April 4, 2018

SCI Fiber
Campaign Owner

Thanks for the feedback everyone! Stay connected, and visit often to view our Updates tab.


SCIREMC - Edward Linenthal

2:15pm April 4, 2018

Edward Linenthal

Yes, yes, and yes again! Been far too long to be without fast internet....


SCIREMC - Michael Williams

2:00pm April 4, 2018

Michael Williams

This is great news! With today's way of living internet has became a huge part of that. this has been long over due for the people of Morgantown!! Can't wait!


SCIREMC - Alvin Zeunik

1:51pm April 4, 2018

Alvin Zeunik

I can’t wait to get this. But you need to advertise this great deal a whole lot more. The only way I found out about it is through my son who heard about it from a friend. I know there has to be a lot of people out there who would jump all over this if they knew about it. I don’t know how but you must GET THE WORD OUT!!!!!!


SCIREMC - Robert Wells

1:27pm April 4, 2018

Robert Wells

Do they know when they will be starting in the Wilbur area?


SCIREMC - Doug Southworth

10:07am April 4, 2018

Doug Southworth

I'm more than ready to have this at my home. I just moved into the area 6 months ago and the lack of internet options has really made life difficult for someone who works in IT. Let us know what we can do to help move this along!


SCIREMC - Joe Palmer

9:55am April 4, 2018

Joe Palmer

This is great news. Finally gave up on AT&T DSL and went with a cellular plan. But a fiber connection would be so much BETTER ready to kick AT&T phone and cellular to the curb if this comes my neighborhood.


SCIREMC - Brad  Royalty

8:02pm April 3, 2018

Brad Royalty

Please hurry. We’re suck in the stone ages working with cell internet lol. We need it on three story hill road


SCIREMC - Arthur Phares

5:01pm April 3, 2018

Arthur Phares

Our current internet is equivalent to a hamster on a wheel. Can't wait for something that works.


SCIREMC - Jon Prairie

4:29pm April 3, 2018

Jon Prairie

I am so excited to be in the phase one group..been waiting for a long time for good quality internet and this sounds like it will be exceptional! Thabks for bring this to our area!


SCIREMC - Deana Applegate

3:38pm April 3, 2018

Deana Applegate

Excited to see this and can't get signed up soon enough!


SCIREMC - David Bright

2:16pm April 3, 2018

David Bright

Thank you for providing this to your customers. This is a long time coming for us in Brown County. Glad to see that even though I'm not included in phase 1, it should only be a matter of time now before we are able to join the 21st Century.


SCIREMC - david wallace

1:01pm April 3, 2018

david wallace

this cant happen soon enough...im excited to possibly get unlimited internet!


SCIREMC - Jordy  Smith

12:46pm April 3, 2018

Jordy Smith

Super excited about the thought of bringing Fiber to the Mooresville area and all other areas. Looking forward to the great service provided by SCI REMC.


Check out who's already registered!


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Brian O'malley

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Donald Williamson

Phase One