Lyndon Fiber Construction Updates
In 2017, Lyndon Township voters approved a property tax increase to fund the construction of a broadband internet network. Here are the updates on the progress of the project.
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The end of the construction process is in sight as we begin drop installations for customers in Bruin, the 9th of 11 zones in Lyndon Township. We now have nearly 600 active subscribers. Main line construction and splicing will finish in the 3rd quarter, and we fully expect to have all home installations completed in the 4th quarter for this year.
Home installations are proceeding at a significant pace. It is important for residents who receive calls from MEC to schedule home installation to respond in a timely manner. The number of home installations technicians are capable of completing in any given week is being impacted as a result of non-response to scheduling calls. Calls from MEC should originate from: 269-445-1000
We continue to practice enhanced safety protocols and practices, sanitizing all equipment and tools and requiring all techs to wear a face mask when entering a customer residence. We also ask customers to maintain social distance and wear a face covering. If you are not comfortable with the safety protocols, we will support you through a self-installation process.
We remind you to call 8-1-1 at least four business days before you begin any digging project. The broadband project will handle all of this if it is related to your home installation (see Drop Information) but you should call if you are taking on other projects. A line locator will visit your property and mark underground utilities at no charge. Damaging an underground utility line can put your life and the lives of others at risk, and if it’s a damaged fiber line you may incur fees if we must make repairs. So, if you’re planting, landscaping, installing a deck or anything else that requires digging, take time to make the call.
With the onset of the school year, we understand the importance of having access to high speed internet and we are doing all we can to bring the remaining Lyndon residents online as quickly as possible.
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Please see the latest project update at lyndonbroadband.org.
The pandemic has taught us many things, including the critical importance of high-speed internet.
We now have 176 active subscribers in Lyndon Township, 17 of whom did a self-install with our coronavirus-inspired solution for lighting up homes. We’re thrilled we could come up with an option to continue home installs in a way that is safe for our employees and our customers, but eager to get back to business as usual!
As construction efforts continue, we’re thinking about our own next steps to help you maximize your fiber internet experience. While we’re not sure when we’ll be able to host our next community forum, we want your input as we consider content. Please take a minute to complete this quick survey to let us know how we can help you, and we’ll get some great sessions scheduled once life returns to normal.
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Please see the latest update on lyndonbroadband.org.
Happy New Year! 2020 promises to bring fast, new high-speed experiences to our friends in Lyndon Township.
We’re kicking off 2020 with an addition to our team. Larry Ramsden joined us late in December as a fiber installer for our southeast Michigan territory. Larry is a native of West Bloomfield, and lives with his wife in Tecumseh. He enjoys camping, fishing, bird watching and building all kinds of models cars and ships, and is an avid Detroit Lions fan. He comes to us with 23 years of experience in long-haul fiber optics.
Larry will be a busy guy in 2020 as we continue construction and installs in Lyndon Township. As of now we have 145 active subscribers, and feedback continues to be very positive. Mother Nature has been fairly calm so far this winter; many have fiber cables run to your homes and we are working to get in-home installations scheduled as soon as possible. Please keep in mind that when and if we see more significant cold and snow, that could slow down our construction efforts. Township officials are developing a comprehensive construction update that we will share in February. Until then, if you have specific questions about the construction timeline, please refer those to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seeing less of your neighbors these days? Could be the early onset of winter, or could be that they’re not leaving the house because of all the cool new things they can do with their new fiber internet.
We now have 86 active subscribers in Lyndon Township, and continue to add additional folks every week. The subscriber feedback has been outstanding as folks enjoy their newly installed service. As a reminder, if you get a message from us about scheduling your home install, please call us back as soon as possible. If you don’t respond in a timely manner we’ll keep moving down the list.
A lot of people are asking about the timeline for the home installation once the drop is put into the yard. There are many pieces to the overall construction process, and a number of different contractors involved. We engage with building the drop to your house and then follow up with scheduling home installations once a zone is completely built out and service is turned on.
Welcome to Michigan’s beautiful fall season. We enter Quarter 4 with 20 active subscribers and are eager to bring the transformational fiber internet service to everyone in Lyndon Township. Click here for comprehensive construction update from Lyndon Township officials. If you have specific questions about anything in the construction process or schedule, please email email@example.com.
We’re getting closer to scheduling home installs as crews prepare to begin drop splicing. As we’ve said previously, there are many steps to building the infrastructure to bring fiber internet into your home.
As construction continues, we want to take this opportunity to introduce Tim Brown, who will be the primary in-home installer for Lyndon Township. Tim joined the MEC team as an Installation and Maintenance Tech in May 2014, and was our first official fiber internet employee. He has a degree in Utility Technology from Alpena Community College, and spent three years with Charter Communications before joining our team. Tim will bring the long-awaited service into your home, and help train you on how to get the best out of your new fiber internet connection.
Just a reminder — service is available at the Township Hall. Stop by for a test drive as you await your appointment with Tim.
Over the last month, we installed service in five homes. These are people who are evaluating the installation process and service to provide us with meaningful feedback so that we can ensure the very best service experience for all future customers.
Here are just a few comments shared by these folks:
- “We have been streaming movies, playing online video games and using four cell phones with WiFi. The movies are streaming better than before.”
- “My son and husband watch a lot of YouTube. All of us spend a lot of time on our phones. My son is thrilled with the way his Xbox is working! He says this internet service is Bad A$$!”
- “… my son does not have to go to a friend’s house to update his Xbox or his computer. We are all able to be on our devices at the same time with no slow down!”
- “All is working great! Our U-verse was not bad, but as my husband says ‘this is quite snappy!’ Pages load quickly and we don’t notice any bogging down when clicking on new pages quickly.”
Don’t forget that service is now available at the Township Hall. Stop by for a test drive as you await your installation.
We “turned up the light” at the Township Hall last week, and now you can get a taste of what’s to come with high-speed fiber internet.
Township official Gary Munce said, “The Lyndon Broadband Implementation Committee believes the activation of reliable, high-speed fiber internet and phone service at the Lyndon Township hall will bring new and exciting opportunities; officials, staff, commissions, residents and visitors will all see benefits. For example, new digital signage will be installed to better inform residents and visitors of upcoming events and information, and internet service will available soon to the new Border to Border trail-head adjacent to the town hall.”
We appreciate everyone who stopped by at our June 13 open house. About 140 people attended one of our Cutting the Cord education sessions, learning how to use fiber internet with streaming services to access the entertainment content you want and need. Based on the popularity of this session, we’ll likely bring it back this fall.
Construction efforts continue at full speed, and we expect to light up our first homes in the next couple of weeks. It’s just a matter of time before everyone in Lyndon Township is streaming at the speed of light.
There’s light at the end of the tunnel, literally, as we prepare to bring fiber internet to life at Lyndon Township Hall.
In this week’s construction update, Township officials announced that the cabinet and vault were installed last week, and they anticipate that service will be active for next week’s open house.
Your MEC Internet Team will be on site on May 22, and we invite you to stop by any time between 3-6 p.m. to ask questions and actually test drive the service that’s coming your way soon. At 6 p.m. we’ll host an informational session: Tips, Tricks and Helpful Hints After Your Service Is Installed.
If you can’t join us this month, please stop by on June 13 between 3-7 p.m. We’re bringing the popular Cutting the Cord presentation every hour beginning at 3, teaching you how to cut the cord from traditional television providers and use your new fiber internet with streaming services to access the content that you want and need.
More than 800 of your friends and neighbors across Lyndon Township are signed up for fiber internet. We look forward to serving you soon!
At our March MEC Meet & Greet, we met with about 70 Lyndon Township residents and offered a presentation about the Drop Installation Process. We wanted to share two key takeaways from that program:
- We do not contact people before beginning work on your property, unless you requested that during the sign up process. If you would like a telephone notification, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 800.492.5989.
- We will contact Miss Dig to mark your public utility lines. When you see the Miss Dig flags on your property, it’s a good time for you to go ahead and mark any personal underground facilities. Cones or spray paint works great.
Our April Meet & Greet is Wednesday, April 17 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. If you have questions about the process or service, want to know more about what will happen at your property, or just want to meet members of your MEC Internet Team, please stop by the Lyndon Township Hall. From 6-7 p.m. we will offer a program on the Home Installation Process: what to expect when we install your service and crank up the speed.
We’ll be back for another Meet & Greet on Wednesday, May 22. Watch your email for details.
Remember, April 30 is the deadline to sign up for service with FREE installation.
With a kinder, gentler version of Mother Nature and more daylight coming our way, it’s full-steam ahead with construction. As contractors continue the build, we’re planning a series of spring gatherings to introduce members of our team, answer your questions, and provide a little education about what to expect.
Please join us at the Lyndon Township Hall on one of the following dates to learn more about your long-awaited fiber service.
Wednesday, March 27
- 3- 6 p.m.: Meet and Greet your MEC internet team
- 6 – 7 p.m.: Educational session and Q&A
The Drop Installation Process: This is a key step in the process as we build the service drop to your home. Learn how to prepare for this step, what happens on your property, and what follows.
Wednesday, April 17
- 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Meet and Greet your MEC internet team
- 6 – 7 p.m.: Educational session and Q&A
In-Home Installation: This is the day you’ve waited for! What to expect when we install your service and crank up the speed.
Wednesday, May 22:
- Time TBD
- 6 – 7 p.m.: Educational session and Q&A
Cutting the Cord: With high-speed fiber internet, you can cut the cord from traditional, inflexible content providers and gain more flexibility and control over what you watch. We’ll help you navigate the new world of “over-the-top” streaming services.
The colors of spring are still weeks away, but the colors of construction are popping up all around you as main line construction for your fiber internet service continues. This week crews expect to finish boring on Island Lake Road and continue boring on Werkner and N. Territorial Roads. There is also a lot of behind-the-scenes work going on that ultimately will result in getting fiber internet to your home.
525 township residents already have signed up for service, and we’re seeing new sign ups daily. Interested in talking with someone from MEC about fiber internet service? Representatives will be at the township hall for one day in March, April, and May to meet with interested township residents and answer your questions. Watch your March update for information on dates and times.
Over the last month, work crews with mini excavators and directional boring equipment have been hard at work as fiber internet construction continues. You’re probably seeing a lot of Miss Dig and proposed route flags and right-of-way markers going up. All great indicators that your fiber internet service is on the way.
Construction of the mainline from Chelsea to the township line is complete and work is underway along Werkner Road and nearby areas that have permitting completed. From mid December to early January, crews staked over 4,000 foot on Boyce Drive, and bored nearly 2,000 feet on Island Lake Road and 3,469 feet on Ellsworth Lake Road.
After a lot of hard work evaluating and awarding bids, and working with many state and local agencies for permits, Lyndon Township began construction for the high-speed fiber internet project. In fact, folks on Stoney Ridge Road and Greystone Drive are already seeing crews install conduit for the fiber. Those crews soon will move to Wildflower Ridge, Bens Drive, and Coopersfield Road.
Mother Nature is really in control as we move forward. With a mild winter, construction can continue uninterrupted, and we can begin home installations in the southeast part of the township by spring. Keeping to that schedule, we’ll have all interested subscribers hooked up by the end of 2019.
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