41.6 F
Muscatine
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Fiber to the home outside construction to resume May 18

Muscatine Power and Waterhttps://www.mpw.org
Muscatine Power and Water (MP&W) is a customer-driven, not-for-profit municipal utility, established by the community for the purpose of serving the community responsively, competitively, and responsibly. MP&W provides reliable electricity, high quality water, and state-of-the-art communications services, including Internet, TV, and phone services, to businesses and homes throughout the Muscatine community at rates below state and national averages with outstanding customer service. MP&W is locally controlled and operated for the benefit and betterment of the community.

Muscatine Living

MUSCATINE, Iowa–Fiber to the Home (FTTH) outside construction will resume the week of May 18. FTTH installations and construction halted March 19 due to COVID-19. Muscatine Power and Water and AEG had a ramp-up of staffing after the eight-week delay, and now estimate completion of construction by the end of this year’s construction season.

“The MP&W and AEG teams were very busy over the winter verifying field conditions and planning remaining work,” said Erika Cox, Director of Technology and Customer Experience. “Although COVID-19 threw a wrench into our plans, we feel we are in a very good position to get things started again.”

Streamlining remaining construction work, focusing on smaller pockets of neighborhoods to work on at a time, and completing start and finish work in those smaller areas in shorter time frames, causing less disruption for customers and fewer locating requirements, represent joint goals of MP&W and AEG. “In other words, get in and get out,” Cox said.

Because of its limited interaction with customers and other workers, outside construction complies with CDC guidelines, unlike the more complete customer in-home installations. “We’re anxious, like many of our customers, to resume in-home installations,” Cox said, “but since they can require up to several hours inside the home, a date for resuming customer installations has not been determined.” With 64% of customers on the fiber system now, MP&W hopes to complete remaining installations (including Fruitland) in the first quarter of 2021. MP&W currently limits in-home work to providing essential services.

Latest News

Love Like Louden events continue supporting blood donation

MUSCATINE, Iowa--In 2021, more than 300 people signed up to donate blood or participate in the other events that...

More Articles Like This

Muscatine Today

MTS- Brandon is here to talk about Fat Cat

Today on the show Scott Schultz from Impact Fitness and Nutrition is here to talk about more healthy fitness tips. Then if you are looking to get your car cleaned up from the winter listen to today's show to learn about a business in town that can help you with that and more..... Thank you to our show sponsors: Harpers Cycling and Fitness, Beckey Insurance, Muscatine Power and Water, RIVO Plumbing and Heating, ImpactLife Blood Center, Lutheran Living, Toyota of Muscatine, Impact Fitness and Nutrition, Sun Tan City Muscatine, Real Estate Resource Associates, UnityPoint Health Trinity Muscatine and Hy-Vee Muscatine #muscatinetodayshow #goodmorningmuscatine #KindnessIsFree

DMSN Broadcasts

Manta Rays Swim

Join us as the Muskie Boys Basketball team hosts the North Scott Lancers! Watch Your Way: DiscoverMuscatine.com Discover Muscatine Facebook Discover Muscatine YouTube DiscoverMuskie Twitter Muscatine Power and Water Cable Channel 3 Brought to you by Muscatine Power and Water, Muscatine Lawn and Power, Hy-Vee, Bayer of Muscatine, First National Bank of Muscatine, Affordable Metal Manufacturing, Eastern Iowa Power Washers, Arty’s Ice Cream and Grill, Rivo Plumbing and Heating, Riots and Rebelle’s Salon, Bickford Senior Living, Let’s Eat, Muscatine Community Y and the Youth Sports Foundation. #DMSN #MuskieSports #Muscatine #MuskieSchools #basketball #prephoops #prepbasketball

Talk of the Town

People you should know: Mobile food pantry volunteers!

The River Bend Mobile Food Pantry is held 11 months out of the year in the parking lot of the Muscatine Community School District's...

Muscatine Area News

Love Like Louden events continue supporting blood donation

MUSCATINE, Iowa--In 2021, more than 300 people signed up to donate blood or participate in the other events that took place at the first...