Two more Iowa municipal utilities have embarked on construction projects to replace their hybrid fiber-coax (HFC) networks with fiber-to-the-home.
Coon Rapids Municipal Utilities began construction of the FTTH project on March 20th. Coon Rapids, which has operated a municipal cable service since 1982, will be replacing its 750 mHz with fiber. Muscatine Power and Water, Iowa's second largest municipal telecom provider, held a groundbreaking ceremony on their FTTH construction project on April 12th. In both cases, the construction is expected to take all of 2017.
2017 promises to be a busy year for FTTH conversion as Spencer completes the final phases of it's rebuild and Indianola begins building out the rest of their service territory with FTTH. The Community Agency is also continuing its conversion to fiber in the communities it serves, and several other IAMU members are in various stages of fiber exploration.
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