The New Hampton fiber-to-the-home project is a go after the utility board awarded contracts for various elements of construction at their meeting December 16th.
MP Nexlevel, LLC of Minnesota was the low bidder on the outside plant portion of the project. Their base bid of $6.2 million dollars was under the engineer's estimate by approximately $770,000. Additional bids for fiber access equipment, routers, and miscellaneous equipment amounted to another $587,000. No bids were received for power and batteries so that portion of the project, estimated at $75,000, will be bid later.
Construction on New Hampton's GPON fiber network will begin as soon as conditions allow in the spring of 2020 and is expected to take one construction season to complete. If all goes well, New Hampton residents could be connecting to their community-owned fiber network in early 2021.
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