Haviland Broadband has exciting news!
Haviland Broadband has been awarded both the Broadband Acceleration Grant (BAG) 3 AND the Lasting Infrastructure & Network Connectivity (LINC) grant we applied for. This means several big fiber projects in 2024 and beyond. You can find more information about these grants through the links below. For maps of our planned 2024 phases scroll further down the page.
Rural Coldwater BAG3 project
LINC Kiowa County project
Active fiber builds:
Additional fiber builds planned:
Sections of rural Coldwater
Sections of rural Greensburg
Sections of rural Haviland
Sections of rural Mullinville
Served by fiber:
Sections of Rural Norwich and Conway Springs
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In 2024, we are focusing on continuing fiber optic broadband infrastructure builds. Keep scrolling to see what projects we have going on!
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Coldwater BAG3 project
LINC Greensburg project
This is a multi-year project. Below you will see the map of the first phase of this project which will be our focus for 2024. Rural Haviland and Mullinville routes are in the final stages of engineering and will be announced in the first quarter of 2025.
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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