The construction of the fiber optic buildout in Marion County is officially finished!
“In what was supposed to take 48 months, our crews, contractors and support teams worked together and worked tirelessly- sometimes 16 hours a day- to get the job done in 30 months,” said SVEC Ancillary Manager Mike Birdwell. “They hung nearly 700 miles of fiber optics throughout Marion County which will give our members access to essential broadband service. I am very proud of our entire team.” Now that the fiber backbone is finished, all that remains is splicing, testing, and installations. Here is where we stand as of November 10, 2020:
- The Stage Coach Road, Jackson Point, Ladds Cove, Martin Springs and The Gizzard areas of Battle Creek will be ready to connect on November 16. **Please be aware our installation crews are staying booked but are working hard to get everyone connected as soon as possible.**
- East Valley Road, Airport Road, part of Mullins Cove; construction is complete, and splicing is underway now. Connections starting in early January.
- Suck Creek Mountain- Construction was completed last week, splicing is underway now. Connections starting in late January.
The following areas are COMPLETE and READY TO CONNECT:
- Battle Creek (other than areas listed above)
- South Pittsburg Mountain
- Part of Mullins Cove
- Sequatchie Mountain
- Southeast side of Jasper including Shellmound, Nickajack Circle, most of Pleasant Grove Road, part of Griffith Hwy
- All of New Hope
- Powell’s Crossroads
- Whitwell Mountain/Griffith Creek
- West side of Jasper
- South Pittsburg