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Broadband – Distribution Network Construction through June 26, 2021

Posted on June 21, 2021


Fiber Optic Cable

 


Weekly posts below indicate on which roads work is taking place.  Updates on this page are in reverse chronological order as information becomes available.  All construction is weather dependent.

“What is the Distribution Network?” Described below these weekly updates.


BB build through 6/19/2021Week of June 21-June 26, 2021:

  • Monday:  Splicing on Route 9.   Install wire cable strand on Spruce Corner Road.
  • Tuesday:  Install wire cable strand on Beals Road & Sears Road.
  • Wednesday:  Install wire cable strand and MSTs on Highland Road.  MST placement on Aberdeen Road.  Pull & lash fiber to wire cable strand on West Shore Drive.
  • Thursday:  MST placement on East Street & West Shore Drive.
  • Friday:  To be determined.
  • Saturday:  To be determined.

Week of June 14-June 18, 2021:

  • Monday:  Underground cable consultations.  Splicing on Main Street (Route 9).  No wire cable strand or fiber installation today due to predicted thunderstorms.
  • Tuesday:  Install wire cable strand on Route 9, Aberdeen Road & West Shore Drive.  Splicing on Main Street (Route 9) & South Main Street.
  • Wednesday:  Install wire cable strand on Cape Street (Route 112) & Berkshire Trail (Route 9).  Splicing on Ball Road, Fuller Road, Main Street (Route 9) & South Main Street.
  • Thursday:  Pull fiber and lash to wire cable strand on Aberdeen Road.  Install wire cable strand on Berkshire Trail (Route 9).  Splicing on Ball Road, Fuller Road, Main Street (Route 9), South Main Street & West Street.
  • Friday:  Install wire cable strand on Berkshire Trail (Route 9).  Pull & lash fiber to wire cable strand on Aberdeen Road.
  • Saturday:  Underground cable consultations.

Week of June 7-June 12, 2021:

  • Monday:  Pull and lash fiber to wire strand cable on South Chesterfield Road & Dresser Hill Road.  Preliminary on-site underground service consultations begin with customers.
  • Tuesday:  Pull and lash fiber to wire strand cable on South Chesterfield Road.  MST placement on South Chesterfield Road.
  • Wednesday:  MST placement on South Chesterfield Road.  Splicing on Sundown Drive & West Street.
  • Thursday:  MST placement on South Chesterfield Road.  Splicing on Sundown Drive & West Street.  Install wire strand cable on  East Street & Highland Road.
  • Friday:  Splicing on West Street, Sundown Land & South Main Street.
  • Saturday:  Preliminary on-site underground service consultations begin with customers.  These consultations will be coordinated and scheduled, ahead of time, with all customers who already have underground utility company service paths.

Week of May 31-June 4, 2021:

  • Monday:  No work, Memorial Day Holiday.
  • Tuesday:  Pull fiber on Hyde Hill Road.  Install wire cable strand on Pine Road.  MST placement on Washington Road.
  • Wednesday:  Pull and lash fiber to wire strand cable on Birch Road & Pine Road.  MST placement on Hyde Hill Road.  Splicing on West Street, Ball Road & Route 9.
  • Thursday:  MST Placement on Birch, Cherry & South Chesterfield Roads.  Install wire strand cable on South Chesterfield Road.  Splicing on West Street & Wing Hill Road.
  • Friday:  Splicing on South Main Street, West Street & Wing Hill Road.

Week of May 24-May 28, 2021:

  • Monday:  MST placement on Bissell Road.
  • Tuesday:  Splicing on Ball Road, Route 9 and West Street.  MST placement & pull and lash fiber on Pond Hill Road.
  • Wednesday:  MST placement on Pond Hill Road.  Install wire strand cable on Hyde Hill Road.
  • Thursday:  Install wire strand cable on Hyde Hill Road, Washington Road & Pine Road.  MST Placement on Bissell Road & Sundown Drive.

Week of May 17-May 21, 2021:

  • Monday:  Pull fiber on Lake Drive & Maple Road.  Splicing on various roads.
  • Tuesday:  Install wire strand cable on Lake Drive & Hammond Circle.  MST placement on Lake Drive & Overlook Road.
  • Wednesday:  MST placement on Fuller Road, Lake Drive & South Main Street.
  • Thursday:  MST Placement on Lake Drive & Bissell Road.
  • Friday:  Splicing on various roads.

Week of May 10-May 14, 2021:

  • Monday:  MST placement on Sundown Drive.  Install wire strand cable on Pond Hill Road & Sundown Drive.  Pull fiber on Bissell Road.
  • Tuesday: Pull fiber on Bissell Road, Pond Hill Road & Phelps Road.
  • Wednesday:  Pull fiber on Bissell Road, Phelps Road & Sundown Drive.  MST Placement on Bissell Road & Phelps Road.
  • Thursday:  MST Placement on Phelps Road and Bissell Road.
  • Friday:  Splicing on Fuller Road.

Week of May 3-May 6, 2021:

  • Monday:  MST placement on Route 9.  Install wire strand cable on Washington Road, Lake Drive & surrounding roads.
  • Tuesday:  MST placement on Route 9.  Install wire strand cable on roads around Hammond Pond.
  • Wednesday:  Install wire strand cable on Pond Hill Road and Bissell Road.
  • Thursday: Install wire strand cable on Pond Hill Road, Bissell Road and Phelps Lane.  MST Placement on South Chesterfield Road.

Week of April 26-April 30, 2021:

  • Monday: MST placement on Route 9 (Main Street portion) and South Main Street.
  • Tuesday: MST placement on Route 9.  Install wire strand cable, pull & lash fiber & MST placement on Sundown Drive.
  • Wednesday: MST placement on Route 9.  Install wire strand cable on Lake Drive.
  • Thursday:  MST placement on Route 9.  Install wire strand cable on Lake Drive.

Week of April 19-April 23, 2021: 

  • Monday:  Install MSTs on Ball Road, Old Goshen Road and East Street.
  • Tuesday & Wednesday:  Pull fiber and Lash to wire cable strand from South Main Street to South Chesterfield Road.  Install wire cable strand and pull & lash fiber on South Chesterfield Road.  MST installation on East Street and Old Goshen Road.
  • Thursday:  MST placement on Fuller Road and pull & lash fiber on South Chesterfield Road.

Week of April 12-April 16, 2021: 

  • Monday:  TriWire crews install MSTs on Fuller Road, Lilly Pond Lane and West Street.
  • Tuesday:  TriWire crews pull fiber on Ball Road and install MSTs on Sugar Maple Lane and West Street.
  • Wednesday:  TriWire crews lash fiber to the wire cable strand previously installed on Ball Road and install MSTs on West Street, East Street and Old Goshen Road.
  • Thursday: Install MSTs on Ball Road and East Street.

Week of April 5-April 9, 2021: 

  • Monday:  TriWire crews pull fiber and lash to the wire cable strand previously installed on East Street and Lilly Pond Lane.
  • Tuesday:  TriWire crews install MSTs on Fuller Road & Wing Hill Road. TriWire crews attach wire cable strand to utility company poles on Old Goshen Road.  TriWire crews pull fiber and lash to the wire cable strand previously installed on East Street.
  • Wednesday-Thursday:  TriWire crews pull fiber and lash to the wire cable strand previously installed on East Street and from the Hut east on Route 9.

Week of March 29-April 2, 2021:  Pull fiber and lash to wire cable strand previously installed, from Network Hut on Route 9 to West Street and up to Ball Road.  Also, pull fiber and lash to wire cable strand previously installed, from Network Hut on Route 9,  to South Main Street and continue on to East Street.

Week of March 22-26, 2021:

  • Monday: Wire cable strand attached to utility company poles on East Street, Sugar Maple Lane and Wing Hill Road.
  • Tuesday: Install grounding rods and do off road work on Berkshire Trail East and South Main Street.
  • Wednesday: Install grounding rods at various locations
  • Thursday:  Work on Lilly Pond Land cancelled and will be rescheduled due to road conditions on Ball Road.

Week of March 15-19, 2021:  TriWire crews attach wire cable strand to utility company poles on Route 9 and East Street.

Week of March 8-12, 2021:  TriWire crews attach wire cable strand to utility company poles on Ball Road, Lilly Pond Lane, South Main Street & the Main Street portion of Route 9 to West Street.

Week of March 1-5, 2021:  TriWire crews pull fiber and lash to the wire cable strand previously installed on West Street and Fuller Road.

Week of February 22-26, 2021:  TriWire crews attach wire cable strand to utility company poles on West Street and Fuller Road.


What is the Distribution Network?

The distribution network consists of all the existing utility poles that are on both public and private roads in Goshen.  The distribution network will connect back to the Network Hut and to the backbone, which is the main transmission line.  It does NOT include any of the service drops which will connect the distribution network to customer premises.  Service drops, or customer installations, are scheduled after sections of the distribution network are completed.

The distribution network is built out and completed in several phases:

  1.  Wire cable strand is strung and fastened from pole to pole.  Eight foot grounding rods are pounded into the ground and connected to the wire cable strand for proper electrical grounding at the appropriate locations.
  2.  Fiber optic cable is  lashed to the wire cable strand for support and resilience in the face of storms and windfall.
  3. Network extensions are installed at locations, off road, that do not meet the 170 foot minimum distance requirement between poles.
  4.  Splice cases are installed and splicing is done anywhere fiber needs to be joined together.
  5. Multi service terminals (MSTs) are installed, where needed, to allow multiple premises to be connected from one location.
  6. Testing and verification of fiber connections to the hut are done to be sure connections are working correctly.

Further updates to this post will  be made as new developments occur.

For a glossary of terms used go to  Goshen MLP High Speed Internet Glossary.

For a complete list of current (late 2020 & beyond) project updates click on Broadband postings in Town News & Announcements.

Additionally you can go to the Broadband High Speed Internet project page.


 

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