Centennial construction: what we’ve been up to and where we’re headed next
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In our Centennial progress reports, we offer as much information as we possibly can on the fiber network build process. We’ll also talk about Ting events, promotions and some of the work we’re doing in the Centennial community. Check back regularly to keep up to date on the latest.
Centennial construction begins
Since we announced the start of construction in Centennial last month, we’ve been hard at work in our first Phase 1 neighborhoods, Willow Creek 1 and 2.
Phase 1 construction has started: Willow Creek 1 and 2
Leading up to the start of construction, our team and the City of Centennial worked together to get all the necessary permits and paperwork together in order for Ting to be able to work in the City right-of-way. We began construction in Willow Creek 1 and 2 in December and have been making steady progress.
So far, our construction efforts have been focused on installing conduit in the City right-of-way. Most of this work consists of trenching and digging to install conduit in the ground.
Please note: Our graphic includes a sidewalk. If your street doesn’t have a sidewalk, this does not impact the size of the right-of-way.
Ting’s conduit contains several smaller internal conduits. These smaller internal conduits will eventually hold fiber optic cables which are distributed to each street and customer.
As we install conduit, our teams put in splice domes, which are access points used to join or connect fiber to the network in the field. You may also notice access hatches in the neighborhood. These access hatches are known in industry parlance as flower pots. Flower pots allow workers to access fiber easily and at regular intervals between homes.
We’ve also installed fiber cabinets. These cabinets look similar to other utility cabinets but are different in that they house fiber-optic cables, which are run to cabinets to serve specific areas. Customers will be able to connect to these cabinets and to the network at large.
You can read more about what to expect from construction as we continue to work on Phase 1. We’re hard at work wiring Willow Creek and expect to begin lighting up customers in Willow Creek 1 and 2 this summer.
For now, most of our work will be in Willow Creek.
Things may seem slow to start and we appreciate your patience as we get our work started in our first neighborhood in Centennial. The work we do now is important as we shore up fiber necessities for the rest of the network.
Don’t miss out: pre-order Ting
If you want crazy fast fiber Internet from Ting, make sure you pre-order today. A pre-order costs $9 and comes with perks.
When you pre-order Ting gigabit Internet you get a $250 discount on your startup costs. That completely covers installation in most cases, with $50 leftover to put toward a router or your first Ting bill. You also get installed as soon as we’re able to connect your address to the network.
Don’t forget, the deadline for Phase 1 to pre-order is April 30, 2018.
If you aren’t in Phase 1, we’ll let you know pre-order deadlines as we announce where we’re headed next.
Community events and updates
We had the pleasure of being sponsors for the Centennial Holiday Celebration 2017. We got to enjoy a day of cookies, Santa, and hot chocolate with the community. We had a wonderful time meeting everyone and built this little slideshow showing some of the fun that went on that day.