April 22, 2021
Big news from Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative!
The make-ready process for our fiber broadband network continues throughout our service territory which means fiber installation is underway.
You can expect to see Ervin Cable Construction (ecc) crews on your land and in your area to install fiber in a two-part process. Here’s what this process looks like:
For members with overhead power lines, crews will first hang a strand onto the electric poles which the fiber is attached to. Then they use a machine to “lash” the fiber cable to the strand permanently.
For members who have underground power lines, a contractor will pull the fiber through the conduit that was previously installed in the ground adjacent to the power line.
While we are still in the early stages of the project, and several steps remain to be performed before members are fully connected, the addition of fiber to our system brings members one step closer to the reality of fiber-to-the-home. We appreciate your patience as work continues, and we look forward to sharing our progress throughout this exciting project.