Haviland Broadband has exciting news!
Active fiber builds:
Additional fiber builds that will start in 2023:
More Rural Norwich sections
Served by fiber:
Sections of Rural Norwich and Conway Springs
Ready to see if fiber is available to you? Enter your address below to see what services are available today!
In 2023, we are focusing on continuing our phased fiber optic broadband infrastructure build. Keep scrolling to see what projects we have going on!
We broke ground in Coldwater in late October 2021. For the green shaded area, mainline construction, drops to the home and splicing has finished up. We have finished up cutovers and fiber is available in that area.
If you are in the orange shaded are, do not fret! While we don't have definitive timelines for that area, we are planning fiber services in that area!
Mainline construction and fiber drops were completed in January 2023. We will be ready to start conversions mid-February!
Construction for these sections of rural Norwich will begin in 2023!
Mainline construction and fiber drops are set to begin very soon. Check back here for more information!
As the time to bring Haviland Fiber service gets nearer, three primary events will occur.
First, construction crews will begin burying the fiber optic mainlines throughout the town.
Second, construction crews will bury fiber optic drops from the mainline to your home. This is a minimally invasive procedure, causing little disturbance to the yard. Around this time, our technicians will also place the external NID in close proximity to the existing equipment box on the outside of the home
The Network Interface Device (NID) is a small box which allows connection from the fiber to your telephone and Internet. The box is placed on the exterior of your home or business and is installed at no cost to you. This new box is similar to one you currently have on your home or business.
Finally, we will schedule a time for a Haviland technician to convert services from the old copper cable to the new fiber optic cable. This will consist of installing a new wireless router in place of your old modem, replacing the wiring from that location to the NID on the side of your home, and installing a power supply unit that includes battery backup. The battery backup is placed inside your home or business within 100 feet of the NID and must be plugged into a wall outlet. It will help maintain 911 access and voice connectivity up to 8 hours (24-hour backup is available at an additional cost) in the event of a power outage. The technician will use an entry point near the existing entry point to bring the fiber into the home.
Keep checking this page for updated information.
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