Announcing Phase 1 of the Sandpoint fiber network
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In our Sandpoint 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 Sandpoint community. Check back regularly to keep up to date on the latest.
Phase 1 of the Sandpoint fiber network construction begins
It’s been a long road, getting from there to here. It’s been a long time, but our time is finally here. We will see the dream come alive at last. We will touch the… ground. And then we’ll put conduit in the ground, and we’ll put fiber in that conduit and then we’ll bring the people of Sandpoint online with the crazy fast fiber Internet you’ve been waiting for. Yes, that is all a strained reference to the Diane Warren / Rod Stewart / Star Trek: Enterprise theme song. Apologies to all involved.
Construction will begin once the ground has thawed. We haven’t been sitting around waiting for fair weather though. The early phases of the build (the not actually physically building stuff phases) have been and are ongoing. Up to this point, it’s been all planning and logistics, design, purchasing and hiring as we gear up to break ground.
Speaking of hiring, we’re happy to welcome the first two Ting Sandpoint team members. Stay tuned for profiles on these new additions to the Ting team here on the Ting Sandpoint blog.
We’ll be building the network in different phases, starting with the area south of Spruce St and north of Highway 2 you see highlighted in orange on the map below. Soon both businesses and homes in the area will be able to get crazy fast fiber Internet from Ting.
We expect to begin construction for Phase 1 in the Spring of 2018.
From planning and logistics, as mentioned above, we can move into the build phase that we like to call “dirt and hard work.” That’s when you’ll see our trucks and our crews around town, physically building the Sandpoint fiber network.
If you live or work in Phase 1, stay tuned for more information about what to expect when our trucks roll in. We’ll give you advance notice, both here on the blog and mailed right to your door, so you’re not surprised when our crews arrive.
What we’ve been up to
We’ve been focused on ordering and getting supplies delivered to our warehouse in Sandpoint. We’ve also hired for many local positions and most recently a Marketing Specialist and City Manager joined the Ting Sandpoint Team.
We’ve completed most of the work and preparation for our Central Office in Sandpoint. In the fiber world, a Central Office isn’t an office where people work. It’s actually a center that holds all of our head-end equipment and servers.
The Central Office is where the Ting fiber signal is received, and in turn, boosted. That signal will be distributed to our fiber network around town. The Central Office is important for the success of the entire network and we’re excited to continue getting it ready for action.
While winter is doing its thing we’re getting ready for spring. Once the ground thoroughly thaws, our construction crews will roll in. We’ll give you full notice before we break ground and update you on the construction process.
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