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Construction Update September 2020

8:02PM September 09, 2020

Construction Updates by Zone

Overall 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 shows the total number of active accounts by zone.

As a reminder, residential phone service is now available for members that have SCI Fiber! Contact our office at 833.444.2504 for pricing and additional information.  



Please see below for a status update of the zones that are currently in construction.

In-Service Zones: Construction including drops is complete for Brooklyn 102, Brooklyn 104, Brooklyn 105, Cope 101, Cope 102, Cope 104, Drop Zone 1, Martinsville SE, Needmore 102, Needmore 103, Needmore 104, Park Ave 101, and Park Ave 104.  New orders are continually coming in – our goal is to provide any new order in these zones with service within three weeks of registering.  

Bean Blossom 101: This is a very large zone at nearly 100 miles in length.  Construction of the distribution fiber is nearly completed, with drop construction starting in many parts of this zone.  Service activations are expected to begin in mid-September, and the target completion date for all Members currently registered is by the end of the year.

Bean Blossom 102: This is also a very large zone.  Drops are being installed, and in-home installations are ongoing.  Drop construction and service activations are expected to be completed for all Members currently registered by mid-October. 

East Madison 103 & 104: Distribution Construction is moving along and is expected to be completed by mid-October, with drop construction and service activations starting shortly after.  Drop construction and Member activation for everyone currently registered is expected to be completed by the end of the year. 

Heartland 104:  Construction of the distribution fiber is expected to start later this fall and be completed by the end of the year.  Drop construction and service activation will start in early 2021. 

Paragon 101:  Construction is complete and drop construction and service activations are nearing completion.  All drops and Member activations for everyone currently registered is expected to be completed by the end of September. 

Princes Lakes 101: Construction of the distribution fiber is well underway and is expected to be completed in November.   Drops to homes are anticipated to start in December, with activations following shortly after.   Drop construction and service activations are likely to extend into the first quarter of 2021. 

Princes Lakes 103: Construction of the distribution fiber is nearly complete, with drop construction expected to start later in September.  Service activations are anticipated to start in October and be completed by year-end for Members currently registered. 

Princes Lakes 104:  Construction of the distribution fiber is expected to start later this fall and be completed by the end of the year.  Drop construction and service activation will start in early 2021. 

Backbone:  We continue to construct backbone fiber throughout our system ahead of the distribution fiber.  The backbone is used to interconnect our substations, enabling smart grid technology to improve the safety and reliability of our electric distribution system. In addition, it provides the fiber connectivity from our headend to your home.  Construction is currently focusing on building backbone along the southern and northern portions of our system to create “rings.”  These rings provide redundant paths from the substations back to our headend.  This means that if one path, for some reason, gets cut, the system will automatically redirect traffic to the backup path and prevent a service outage to our electric distribution devices as well as your home.

SMITHVILLE/SCI REMC PARTNERSHIP

  • Rodeo:  Construction of the distribution fiber is ongoing and expected to be completed by early October.  Drop construction and service activation will start in October.  Members residing in Rodeo have a choice between Smithville and SCI Fiber for service. 
  • Ellettsville South:  Construction of the distribution fiber has started and is expected to be completed in November.  Drop construction and service activations are expected to start before the end of the year.  Members residing in Ellettsville South have a choice between Smithville and SCI Fiber for service. 


ALL OTHER ZONES: Please click here for the status of your zone.





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