Village of Marcellus

Get the details on our offer to select residents in the Village of Marcellus.

We have selected specific service addresses in the Village of Marcellus as our next potential expansion area for fiber internet service. In order to move forward, we need at least 60% (265) of these homes and businesses to commit to construction. The cost to commit is $315 and we need the full amount by Nov. 1, 2019.

Let's Make This Happen

  1. Complete and sign the Service Offer Application & Agreement and return it with the $315 payment to MEC, Attn: Fiber, 60590 Decatur Rd., Cassopolis, MI 49031. The deadline is Nov. 1.
  2. Spread the word and encourage neighbors to sign up.

On Nov. 5 we will share the results of this campaign via email and let you know what the next steps are. If we don't get 265 sign ups, we cannot begin construction. 

FAQs

How do I know if my address is included? 

Please refer to our map below to determine whether you are in the planned service area. If you are within the map boundaries, you can download the sign up form and return it to us with your payment at MEC, 60590 Decatur Rd., Cassopolis, MI 49031. If you are not sure if you are in the service area, please call us at 800.492.5989.

Why do I have to pay construction charges when others who have service didn't?

Our initial internet deployment served, and was funded by, our electric customers and utilized our current electric infrastructure. The project fulfilled a dual purpose: bringing fiber internet to our electric customers, but more importantly, enabling us to implement technologies to improve our electric distribution service. Therefore, to ensure that our cooperative electric customers are not subsidizing the costs of internet expansion to individuals not on our electric lines, we require a portion of the cost for building new infrastructure to be paid for by those benefiting from the expansion.

Why do I have to pay $315 up front?

Total cost to expand our fiber to this area is well over $500,000. We require a portion of that for each service address along with a 12 month service commitment. 

Can I make payments towards construction cost?

You can make payments but the total construction cost per service address must be received by Nov. 1 in order for our decision to be made.

Why will it take a year for the project to be complete?

It takes time to build out new infrastructure. We will start the planning process early next year and begin construction in the spring.  The project will take approximately 6 months to complete. In home installations to begin 3rd Quarter 2020. 

What happens if we don’t get the necessary number of people? When do I get my money back?

Refunds will be mailed shortly after the deadline.

Is there a service contract?

Yes, 12 months of service and the contract is NOT transferable.

Do you provide an email address?

No. We recommend using a free service like Google or Yahoo. 

Will I get a refund of the construction cost if my home is sold before service is installed? 

No, if the project is successful, no construction fees will be refunded.

Will all of the fiber be underground?

We will have both above- and underground lines.

What are the steps involved with construction and installation?

We begin by building the infrastructure including mainline construction and splicing. We also have to create maps for each service drop, build the lines to each service address (i.e. service drop), which includes adding a box to the outside of your home and perform another round of splicing. After that, we can begin in-home installations.

During installation, your installer will bring the fiber from the outside box to the inside of your home. We will work with you to determine the best routing and placement for the indoor equipment based on your home configuration and personal preferences. We will also test the service to ensure everything works and help you get started with your MEC account.

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Service Area Map

Village of Marcellus Internet Project


MEC Internet

Unlimited data • No throttling • Symmetrical download/upload speeds

    • Basic
    • 25 Mbps
    • Managed Router and Wi-Fi: $5/mo.
    • $49.95/mo.
    • Advanced
    • 50 Mbps
    • Managed Router and Wi-Fi: $5/mo.
    • $59.95/mo.
    • Gig
    • 1 Gbps
    • Managed Router and Wi-Fi Included
    • $119.95/mo.

Available Equipment 

Let us help you provide optimal service with our Calix 844G GigaCenter router that offers 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz Wi-Fi channels, Wi-Fi protected Setup (WPS) and more. Plus, we’ll provide you with 24/7 tech support should you encounter issues.  We also offer a mesh satellite Wi-Fi extender for $5/mo. 

Seasonal Service

We offer seasonal pricing for $15/mo. for up to six consecutive months each year.

Additional Services

Learn more about our available phone and local tv options. Phone service is eligible for a bundled discount with internet and you can keep your phone number. 

For Businesses

Please review our business internet and phone pages for information on available services including static IP addresses and advanced phone options