Fiber-optic internet is coming
Construction to bring Alliance Communications’ 100% fiber-optic network to your area began in the summer of 2022 and will continue through 2023. We want to give those living within the project area details on what to expect.
Crews started near Tea and will continue working south when the ground thaws in 2023. You’ll see the following contractors in the area: A&A Electric & Underground Construction, FARR Technologies, Geldner Underground, T&T Underground, Hyper Tower Enterprises, and Telcom Construction.
If you want fiber but haven’t registered your address, don’t wait any longer. Call (605) 582-6311 today to ensure you’re included in our construction plans.
Phases 1-3 of construction will impact everyone within the project area. Phases 4-7 will impact only those who registered to receive services from Alliance.
In the road right-of-ways and utility easements, construction crews will bury large fiber-optic cables 36-40 inches below the ground. They’ll also install fiber-optic cable markers, hand holes, and green pedestals.
If you registered your address to receive Alliance’s services, you’ll see a pedestal near your home. This pedestal is where the larger fiber-optic line in the right-of-way connects with the smaller line that runs to your home.
Crews will restore the right-of-way and replant grass within a few weeks after they complete construction. We encourage you to water the grass seed to help it grow.
Crews will test the buried fiber to ensure data traffic is flowing correctly.
An Alliance representative will contact customers to install internet and/or phone services. Typical installation may include installing an optical network terminal (ONT) inside of your home or business, an Alliance WiFi router, wiring and jack. Then installations will occur throughout 2023.