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Construction Update September 2020

8:02PM September 09, 2020

Construction Updates by ZoneOverall Update: SCI Fiber has approximately 1,000 miles of distribution and backbone fiber constructed, and over 3,500 members currently with service.   Additional system and drop construction crews have arrived, and we are making our end of year construction push before the weather slows construction down.  The chart below...

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Construction Update June 2020

6:01PM June 10, 2020

Construction Updates By ZoneOverall Update:We have approximately 850 miles of distribution and backbone fiber constructed, and over 2,800 members currently with service.  Due to COVID-19, we needed to dramatically slow down fiber construction and in-home installations from late March through mid-May.  We are excited to say that we are back! ...

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Smithville, SCI REMC begin construction of first phase in unique fiber project for 3,400 residents and businesses

8:14PM June 09, 2020

 ELLETTSVILLE and MARTINSVILLE – Initial construction began May 27th for a unique fiber project to eventually serve 3,400 rural residents and businesses in Monroe and Owen Counties.  Smithville Communications, a top 100 national broadband company, and SCI REMC, Indiana’s largest rural electric cooperative, began physical construction of fiber service to...

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COVID-19 & SCI Fiber Project Update

8:51AM March 30, 2020

SCI Fiber Project Update SCI Fiber is taking proactive steps during the evolving pandemic while maintaining our commitment to the members and communities we serve. SCI Fiber has made the difficult decision to pause in-home installations for the safety of our members and employees. We understand the critical need for...

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Smithville, SCI REMC launch unique customer-focused agreement to accelerate high-speed fiber construction in common service area

3:09PM March 19, 2020

  ELLETTSVILLE and MARTINSVILLE – Smithville Communications, a top 100 national broadband company, and SCI REMC, Indiana’s largest rural electric cooperative, are launching a unique customer-focused agreement. The partnership will accelerate the delivery of high-speed fiber broadband internet to residents and businesses in the common service areas between the two companies.When...

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Construction Update February 2020

6:57PM February 12, 2020

Construction Updates by ZoneOverall Update:  We have approximately 800 miles of distribution and backbone fiber constructed, and almost 2,300 members currently with service.  We have maintained our pace of 60 new connections per week throughout the winter months so far—and we are on track to have over 5,000 members with...

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Construction Update November 2019

3:55PM November 14, 2019

Construction Updates by ZoneOverall Update:  We have approximately 700 miles of distribution and backbone fiber constructed, and nearly 1,600 members currently with service.  In other exciting news, we have completed our backbone to Brown County—which allows us to start scheduling in-home installations for members in the Needmore and Bean Blossom...

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Get to Know Your Fiber Bill

12:57PM September 25, 2019

Let us help you get to know your fiber bill. What to expect on your first SCI Fiber bill: The bill for your high-speed internet will be sent to the email address we have on file; it will not be mailed. Your billing cycle begins on the day the SCI...

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SCI Fiber Reaches 1,000 Connections

9:07AM September 20, 2019

September 20, 2019 – SCI Fiber has reached a milestone this week by connecting their 1,000th member with high-speed internet. The fiber network is being built incrementally over the next four years to ensure SCI REMC’s 29,000 members have access to affordable, reliable, high-speed internet. Over 600 miles of distribution...

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Construction Update September 2019

3:39PM September 10, 2019

Construction Updates by Zone Overall Update:  We have over 600 miles of distribution and backbone fiber constructed, and over 900 members currently taking service.  The most exciting news is that we are now consistently connecting over 60 new members each week! Our target is to have over 5,000 members with...

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Construction Update July 2019

2:09PM July 05, 2019

Construction Updates by ZoneDrop Zone 1:  Fiber drops to the home are nearing completion, with over 150 members currently being served and many more with installed drops awaiting in-home appointments to be completed!  We have a few drops to be installed before finishing up, and then we will be moving...

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May Totals Update

7:12AM June 06, 2019

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Construction Update May 2019

3:19PM May 17, 2019

We understand that everyone has been eagerly awaiting construction updates, and we will begin providing more consistent updates now that the weather is allowing us to install facilities on a regular basis and our contractor resources are in place. Please understand that the size and scope of this project make...

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Construction update March 2019

1:49PM March 14, 2019

Construction Progressing for Fiber ProjectOver 800 miles of fiber and 3,000 home installations scheduled for completion by year-end. Construction is progressing on SCI REMC’s fiber to the home project with over 800 miles of fiber and 3,000 home installations scheduled for completion by the end of 2019. As of March 12,...

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Construction update 1/25/2019

8:19AM January 31, 2019

Construction Update: 1/25/19Here are construction maps showing the distribution and backbone construction status as of 1/25/2019. Drops to the homes are not shown on these maps. Orange lines represent installed fiber. Blue lines represent the steel cable before the fiber is lashed to it. Red lines represent the path of...

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Construction update as of 1/4/2019

10:46AM January 24, 2019

Construction update as of 1/4/2019Orange - built fiberBlue - built strandRed - planned backbone fiber.Approximately 150 miles of fiber installed with 28 miles stranded and ready for fiber.   

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One step closer...

3:13PM December 06, 2018

Another milestone is complete! The fiber construction has made its way to our headquarters.

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Fiber Facebook is LIVE!

8:37AM December 06, 2018

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Construction Update - Wilbur Road

2:51PM November 19, 2018

Wilbur Road Area – (Park Avenue 101 zone)SCI REMC moved the Wilbur Road area construction up to Phase 1 to ensure our members have timely access to their REMC fiber network.SCI Fiber crews worked over the weekend installing high-strength steel cable along Wilbur Road and Pumpkinvine Hill Road.Crews started at...

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NEW PRICING!

12:17PM November 13, 2018

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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...

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Now or Never

1:47PM September 25, 2018

Click here >>   "Not having adequate broadband connectivity today is equivalent to missing out on a railroad or four-lane highway last century."-Robert Gallardo, Assistant Director, Purdue Center for Regional Development

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Flyers, Get Your Flyers!

9:00AM September 20, 2018

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

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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!

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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...

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Inside INdiana Business Article

2:56PM September 05, 2018

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

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Phase 2 Press Release

4:40PM September 04, 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...

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Announcing Phase 2

12:15PM September 04, 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...

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Broadband benefits rural areas

9:12AM August 29, 2018

Purdue study reports rural broadband could mean $12 billion in economic benefits to Indiana.Click here to read more.

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Exciting News!

11:01AM August 28, 2018

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

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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. 

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Fiber is going up!

7:55AM August 22, 2018

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

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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...

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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...

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Crew Location Update

10:40AM July 09, 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...

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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.

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Fiber Construction Begins!

3:50PM June 21, 2018

SCI Fiber begins construction on Phase 1MARTINSVILLE — 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...

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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.

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New option added to plans & pricing!

9:31AM May 07, 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. 

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Legislation Hasn’t Solved Indiana’s Rural Broadband Problem, But REMCs Might

12:27PM April 16, 2018

Many rural Hoosiers still don't have access to broadband internet, despite legislative efforts. But electric cooperatives like SCI REMC are stepping up to address the need.

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Why is high-speed internet critical to our future?

9:13AM April 09, 2018

Check out this video!Why is high-speed internet critical to our future?

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

2:21PM April 04, 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....

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We're bringing fiber to rural Hoosiers!

8:21AM April 03, 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...

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