Haviland Broadband has exciting news!
Haviland Broadband is bringing fiber to MULLINVILLE!
Active fiber builds:
Served by fiber:
Sections of Rural Norwich and Conway Springs
Ready to see if fiber is available to you? Put your address in on our website www.havilandbroadband.com to see what services are available today!
In 2022, 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 the green shaded area in late October 2021. Mainline construction, drops to the home and splicing finished up at the end of March 2022 and fiber is available in that area.
Mainline Construction for Phase 2 (the yellow shaded area) began in March 2022. We hope to begin cutovers towards the end of the summer 2022.
If you are in the orange shaded are, do not fret! While we don't have definitive timelines for that area, we are planning to roll right into it upon completion of Phase 2.
Mainline construction has finished up and fiber optic drops to homes have been buried in the green shaded areas. Fiber services are now available there!
We are continuing to work in the red shaded area to finish up conversions there!
Mainline construction began the first week of August 2021. The green shaded area was split into 2 phases, are all conversions in that area are expected to be finished up in June. Fiber services are available in this area.
Mainline construction and drops to homes have begun in the third phase of Haviland (red shaded area). We do not know yet when splicing or cutovers will occur, but they will be happening soon!
Mainline construction is set to begin in the fourth quarter this year, around October/November. Check back for more updates!
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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