Provided by Independence Light & Power, Telecommunications
This summer, Independence Light & Power, Telecommunications will continue to invest back into the community by expanding the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) project to parts of the NE side of town (from Malone Creek east to 17 Street NE) and the Terrace Drive area.
FTTH refers to the installation and use of fiber-optic cables to carry digital information directly to homes. These cables are made up of hundreds of fibers, which are long thin strands of pure glass about the diameter of human hair.
Both the Terrace Drive area and part of the NE side of town will join the recently converted Jackson Green, Pine Drive, Spruce Drive and Cardinal Court areas as an all new fiber system, bringing faster and more reliable service to customers.
Independence Light & Power, Telecommunications’ crews have recently started the FTTH conversion work in the NE side of town and plan to be finished by late fall. Beginning in May, West Union Trenching will be in the Terrace Drive area installing new duct work to each home. Once the duct work is installed, utility crews will be scheduling appointments to convert customers over to the new fiber optic system.
FTTH replaces the aging infrastructure that phone and cable companies previously installed in
neighborhoods. Fiber has a higher bandwidth capacity and can easily transmit applications like telephone, cable and internet with plenty of capacity left over for other applications in the future.
“As the demand for internet service continues to grow, it is important that we make this investment in our community. These projects will ensure our customers have the resources necessary to provide them with the network capacity to support both current and future needs,” said Josh Vandenburg, Telecom Manager.
“As your hometown provider, we are excited to bring you this next generation of communications technology. It is all part of our commitment to provide exceptional customer service to our customers. FTTH offers many advantages to residential and business customers alike and prepares everyone to enjoy an even greater selection of communications options in the future,” added Kevin Sidles, utility General Manager.
If you have questions or would like to know more information about these projects , please call (319) 332-0100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.indytel.com for updates on the FTTH projects.
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