Clearwater Fiber Internet Project SKT FTTP News
Construction is near completion! There are only two spans of mainline interduct containing fiber optic cable remaining to be buried. One span is an addition to the project in Park Glen Estates to feed a new house, and the other span will be placed in the northwest part of Clearwater.
As of today, there are only eight drops left to bury in the entire project! This part of the construction should be completed by the end of next week, with just some minor clean-up tasks continuing for the next several weeks.
The splicing of the mainline to the drops is about half complete, and will move along even more quickly, once the construction is finished.
As of this date, 315 installations have been completed at homes and businesses – and we’re maintaining a rate of about 20-25 per week. Again, once the construction is finished, the installation rate will ramp up even more, as t3 is adding more resources to the project.
Currently, we are focusing on the area south of Ross, with approximately 100-150 fiber installations left, and then the FTTP installation work will begin moving north.
SKT is excited about the robust Internet connection that FTTP will provide our customers. To be sure that you have the best possible Internet experience – even after fiber has been installed at your home or business – it will be important to 1) consider your speed needs, and 2) be sure your router meets the requirements of the new network! You may need to upgrade if your router is over two years old.
We will be happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have about FTTP or any of the services SKT offers. Just call SKT Customer Care at 584.2255 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or stop by the office at 112 S. Lee. We are here for you!