Construction Update - January 2021
12:39PM January 30, 2021
During the month of January, ElbertonNET has been working to install and activate the main backbone fiber optic cable all the way from Elbert Street in Elberton to the end of the project at the lower end of Bobby Brown State Park Road. We are happy to report that the 19 miles of backbone fiber was completed last week.
Now in the month of February we will begin to activate the first fiber-to-the-home network interface “node” as part of this project. In total there are 8 nodes to be built and activated in the Southeast part of Elbert County. These network interface nodes correspond to the zones for service that you can check out on our website, connect.elberton.net, under “Service Areas” at the top of the page.
The first node to be activated in February will be the Lower
Bobby Brown State Park Road--Key Club--Fish and Game Club zone. The plan is for this network interface node
to be active by the middle of February, with new customers being installed in
this zone by the end of February. This
is new technology and a period of performance testing will be involved, so this
schedule could change. But we look
forward to serving you soon!
Customer service representatives with ElbertonNET will
contact those subscribers who have pre-registered on our website, connect.elberton.net,
and have paid their $100 construction fee.
When we contact you, we will schedule two installation
appointments. The first appointment will
be for us to build a fiber optic cable from the main line at the road
directly to your home. Our cables follow
the existing power lines, and that is the route that we will take to your
home. You will not need to be at home
for this first appointment as all work will be done outside. The second appointment will be for
installation inside your home, and you will choose where you want your services
installed in your home. We believe we
will be scheduling the first appointments for the connection outside your home
by the week February 15. This will be
for the customers in the Lower Bobby Brown State Park Road—Key Club—Fish and
Game Club zone only.
We have yet to determine which zone will be connected second because no other zone has reached it’s construction goal 100%. Most likely it will be the zone for Ricetown—Cooter Creek—Hester Road because they are at 89%. But it could be East Calhoun Falls Hwy—Dixon-McCall—Welcome Church Rds. or Bakers Ferry—Wahatchee Creek Rds. zones. They are close at 78%. Remember, only those who have paid the $100 construction fee count toward the goal.
This large construction project will continue
throughout 2021, and we look forward to serving you soon. Check our progress on our website,