Cummington Connect Updates!
Cummington Broadband Updates
The Cummington MLP, working with Whip City Fiber of Westfield, MA, is building a fiber optic network that will bring light speed internet to our town. This service will soon be available to every home and business. Construction on our fiber network has begun. During construction, we will continue to sign up both those who want internet service and those who may not want service currently but wish to make their home "internet ready." Be sure to read our FAQ page for answers to many questions about the service and installation process. Sign up now for free standard installation!
Week of March 23, 2020
March 23, 2020
Dear Cummington Residents,
We are writing to let you know that our town broadband project has begun with a “soft launch” of construction as we await completion of the make ready on the poles by the utilities. The first week of work by TriWire has resulted in approximately 18 % of the total strand wire being attached to poles! This is over 9 miles (out of ~ 51)!
We wanted to let you know that the 4 TriWire crews may be in your area over this coming week. This is the first step; next will be the fiber and the mst (connectors) and then finally installations. We will post where the crews will be every day on the main page of the town website under Recent News, as well as on both Facebook and Twitter.
You may well be wondering how the recent covid-19 pandemic has affected the plans. We are in weekly calls with both WG&E and TriWire to stay up to date. Although much of their office staff is now working from home, this has not affected the construction phase and the supply chain remains intact. We will see effects further down the road, as of course the home installations in other towns have been suspended for now and the timelines will need to be adjusted.
If you haven’t signed up yet or would like to change from a cold drop to an installation- please let us know or just go to Cummington Whip City Fiber to sign up or make changes
Contact Us or Whip City Customer Service
Allan Douglas, MLP Manager