Enning - Rural

Fiber to the Home Project

The area scheduled for the 2022 FTTH upgrades are the Enning (rural) area north and west of Enning and Union Center. The remainder of the Enning exchange will be upgraded in 2023. Some subscribers south of Union Center and around Maurine were part of the 2021 FTTH upgrades.

Contractors: 
Wiring Contractor - Golden West
Engineering Consultant - Heberly Engineering 
Construction Contractor - MasTec Inc.

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PROJECT UPDATE

November 3, 2022

  • MasTec has completed construction for this year’s project area.
  • Local technicians will continue installations to connect customers to the new fiber infrastructure until all addresses where new lines were buried are upgraded.

Enning FTTH Construction Progress 11-3-22.pdf

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October 27, 2022

  • Crews plowing lines to customer premises will be working along Pleasant View, Red Owl, Spring Creek, Green Valley, Foxrun, and Triple Creek Roads.
  • MasTec plans to complete construction by the end of October.
  • Local technicians will be connecting customers to fiber as construction and fiber splicing are completed.

Enning FTTH Construction Progress 10-27-22.pdf

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October 20, 2022

  • One crew burying lines (drops) to customer houses is working along Stoneville Road. They will go from there to Indian Creek Road, then Upper White Owl Road.
  • A second crew will be installing drops on Grapevine Road, then Fox Ridge, Pine Creek, Tama, Trails End, and Red Owl Roads.
  • Local technicians will be connecting customers to fiber as construction and fiber splicing are completed.

Enning FTTH Construction Progress 10-20-22.pdf

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October 13, 2022

  • MasTec has completed plowing main line fiber.
  • The crew burying lines (drops) to customer houses is working along Old Stoneville Road, working from west to east. They will go from there to Stoneville Road, then Indian Creek Road.
  • A second crew will install drops starting next week on Grapevine Road, then Fox Ridge, Pine Creek, Tama, Trails End, and Red Owl Roads.
  • Local technicians have finished the first phase of inside wiring for all premises in the project area.

Enning FTTH Construction Progress 10-13-22.pdf

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October 6, 2022

  • MasTec’s main line plow will finish the route along Grapevine Road this week. The crew will move to Fox Ridge Road at the intersection with Trails End Road and work south until they are approximately one mile north of Red Owl Road. From there they will move to Red Owl Road and plow east for 4 miles to reach Green Valley Road.
  • Local technicians have finished the first phase of inside wiring for all premises in the project area.

Enning FTTH Construction Progress 10-6-22.pdf

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September 29, 2022

  • MasTec’s main plow crew is burying cable along Fox Ridge Road near the intersection with Trails End Road. They will proceed to Grapevine Road, then work their way east. They will plowing lines along Pine Creek Road, Tama Road, Trails End Road, and some driveways to ranch headquarters.
  • Local technicians have finished the first phase of inside wiring for all premises in the project area.

 


 

September 22, 2022

  • MasTec’s main plow crew is working on Red Owl Road near the intersection with Triple Creek Road. The will continue to Fox Ridge Road, then move north along Fox Ridge to Trail End Road.
  • Local technicians have finished the first phase of inside wiring for all premises in the project area.

Enning FTTH Construction Progress 9-22-22.pdf

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September 15, 2022

  • MasTec’s main line plow crew is working along Old Stoneville Road, between Red Owl Road and 174th Place.
  • The bore crew is drilling and installing pipe along Fox Ridge Road between Tama Road and Grapevine Road. They will proceed to Pine Creek Road and then Grapevine Road later this week and early next week.

Enning FTTH Construction Progress 9-15-22.pdf

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September 8, 2022

  • Plow crews are working along Red Owl Road a mile south of Red Owl and also along Pleasant View Road.
  • Golden West technicians are nearly finished with installing clamshells and Phase 1 inside wiring for customers to be upgraded to fiber this year. They have started to connect customers to fiber as the fiber splicing and testing is completed.

September 1, 2022

  • Plow crews are working along Red Owl Road a mile south of Red Owl and also along Pleasant View Road.
  • Golden West technicians are nearly finished with installing clamshells and Phase 1 inside wiring for customers to be upgraded to fiber this year. They have started to connect customers to fiber as the fiber splicing and testing is completed.

Enning FTTH Construction Progress 9-1-22.pdf

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 August 25, 2022

  • MasTec is burying fiber cable on Old Stoneville Road west of Stoneville Road. They will move to Red Owl Road starting north of Indian Creek Road up to Pleasant View Road, then on to Pleasant View Road going east from Red Owl Road.
  • Golden West technicians are nearly finished with installing clamshells and Phase 1 inside wiring for customers to be upgraded to fiber this year. They have started to connect customers to fiber as the fiber splicing and testing is completed.

Enning FTTH Construction Progress 8-25-22.pdf

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August 18, 2022

  • MasTec’s main plow crew is working along is working along Stoneville Road, between Indian Creek Road and Old Stoneville Road. They will continue along Stoneville Road until they reach the intersection with Old Stoneville Road near the Stoneville School. At this intersection, the crew will work their way west for 3 miles. As this crew progresses north, they will pick up a 2-mile route along 186 Place. They will remain in the Stoneville area for the rest of this week and into the next.
  • One bore crew will be drilling and inserting pipe along Triple Creek Road this week, between Red Owl Road and Pine Creek Road. After this stretch of road is complete, they will move back to Red Owl Road to work towards Fox Ridge Road, then along Fox Ridge south of Trails End Place.
  • The other bore crew is working along Pleasant View Road. When this area is complete, they will move to Red Owl Road between Fox Ridge and Green Valley Road.
  • Golden West technicians are nearly finished with installing clamshells and Phase 1 inside wiring for customers to be upgraded to fiber this year. They have started to connect customers to fiber as the fiber splicing and testing is completed.

Enning FTTH Construction Progress 8-18-22.pdf

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August 11, 2022

  • The mainline plow crew is working along Indian Creek Road, between Red Owl Road and Stoneville Road. They will continue along Indian Creek Road until they reach the intersection with Stoneville Road. They will plow south for 1-1/2 miles before turning back to plow north along Stoneville. This area will fall between Indian Creek Road and 186th Place. They will remain in the area for the rest of this week and into the next.
  • One crew boring, or drilling and inserting pipe under roadways, will be working along Old Stoneville Road this week then moving up to Triple Creek Road. This area will cover between Red Owl Road and Pine Creek Road near the meet point with Maurine.
  • A second bore crew will be on site next Monday and will finish work along Pleasant View Road.
  • Golden West technicians are nearly finished with installing clamshells and Phase 1 inside wiring for customers to be upgraded to fiber this year. They have started to connect customers to fiber as the fiber splicing and testing is completed.

Enning FTTH Construction Progress 8-11-22.pdf


August 4, 2022

  • The main plow crew is working along Red Owl Road, between SD Hwy 34 and Indian Creek Road. They will begin working along Indian Creek Road once they reach that intersection with Red Owl. They will remain in this area for the rest of this week.
  • The drop crews are working along Fairpoint Road between Atall Road and West Fairpoint Road/Old Stoneville Road. They will then move to Old Stoneville Road and work east on Old Stoneville, then work their way west from Fairpoint to Longhorn Place.
  • Golden West technicians are nearly finished with installing clamshells and Phase 1 inside wiring for customers to be upgraded to fiber this year.

Enning FTTH Construction Progress 8-4-22.pdf

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July 21, 2022

  • MasTec is burying main line cable on Upper White Owl Road between Stoneville and Red Owl Roads. Their plan for next week is to move to Red Owl Road between SD Hwy 34 and Indian Creek Road.
  • One crew boring, or drilling and inserting pipe under obstacles, will be working along Red Owl Road between Spring Creek and Indian Creek Roads. Next week they will move to Indian Creek Road.
  • The second bore crew will be working along Upper White Owl Road, then Indian Creek Road. Later this week and next week they will be along Indian Creek Road between Stoneville Road and Red Owl Road.
  • Golden West technicians are nearly finished with installing clamshells and Phase 1 inside wiring for customers to be upgraded to fiber this year.

Enning FTTH Construction Progress 7-21-22.pdf

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July 14, 2022

  • The main plow crews are working along Stoneville and Hermit Roads. They will move next to Poverty Pinnacles.
  • A bore crew will drill and insert vacant pipe under roadways and approaches in Enning near the Golden West building. They will move next to Red Owl Road between Upper White Owl and Spring Creek Roads.
  • Golden West technicians are nearly finished with installing clamshells and Phase 1 inside wiring for customers to be upgraded to fiber this year.

Enning FTTH Construction Progress 7-14-22.pdf

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July 7, 2022

  • Plow crews are working on West Stoneville Road to reach Longhorn Place. They will work along Longhorn Place to finish out the week. A crew will also be boring (inserting pipe below roadways and approaches) on this road.
  • After finishing on Longhorn Place, the main line crew will move to Stoneville Road.

Enning FTTH Construction Progress 7-7-22.pdf

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June 30, 2022

  • MasTec’s main plow crews are working along West Fairpoint Road, moving west from Fairpoint. They will be move north along Morning Sun Place. The crews will break for the 4th of July holiday on Thursday morning.
  • On their return after the 4th, the plow crews will continue along West Stoneville Road to reach Longhorn Place. They will work along Longhorn Place to finish out the week. A crew will also be boring (inserting pipe below roadways and approaches) on this road.

Enning FTTH Constructin Progress 6-28-22.pdf

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June 23, 2022

  • Construction will begin next on Hermit Road and Poverty Pinnacles.
  • Crews are burying lines to customers premises in areas where mainline construction was completed last year. Golden West technicians are connecting these customers to fiber.

Enning FTTH Construction Progress 6-21-22.pdf

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June 16, 2022

  • MasTec’s main plow crew is working on Fairpoint Road, one mile south of West Fairpoint Road. They will continue on this route for six miles, then move to Old Stoneville Road. They will start on Fairpoint road and work their way east for three miles.
  • MasTec’s boring rig, which buries pipe under roads and approaches, will be on West Fairpoint Road, going west of Fairpoint Road for three miles. They will also work along Old Stoneville Road going east of Fairpoint Road.
  • The crew plowing lines, or drops, to individual houses will be working north of Enning. 

Enning FTTH Construction Progress 6-16-22.pdf

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June 9, 2022

  • MasTec’s main plow crew and the boring crew will be working on Fairpoint Road going north of Minnehaha place to Old Stoneville Road. They will be working on the east and west side of Fairpoint Road for the next several days.
  • The crew plowing lines, or drops, to individual houses will be working near the intersection of Hereford Road and 209th Street, then work their way up to Highway 34.

Enning FTTH Construction Progress 6-9-22.pdf

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June 2, 2022

  • Construction activity was suspended due to the Memorial Day holiday and rain.
  • Work has resumed north of Union Center.

Enning FTTH Construction Progress 6-2-22.pdf

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May 12, 2022

  • MasTec will have plows on Fairpoint Road from Mandan Loop to Minnehaha Place. They will move to Chalk Butte Road from Fairpoint Road and go east for 1.5 miles. By the Saturday they should reach Atall Road from Fairpoint Road to Chalk Butte Road.
  • Bore crews will be drilling and inserting pipe on Atall Road from Fairpoint Road to Chalk Butte Road;  on Fairpoint Road from Atall Road to Minnehaha Place; and then on Minnehaha Place from Fairpoint Road going west for 3 miles.

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May 5, 2022

  • MasTec will be plowing cable on Highway 34 and New Underwood Road, then will go east of Highway 34 for five miles.
  • When they are finished constructing that route, they will be working on Fairpoint Road to Chalk Butte Road, working east on Chalk Butte for one and a half miles.

April 28, 2022

  • Snow over the weekend delayed the start of fiber plowing. If it is dry enough to plow this week, MasTec plans to start on Highway 34 from New Underwood Road to 167th Place.
  • MasTec’s boring crew will be inserting pipe under roadways and approaches in the same location, as well as on Fairpoint Road from Mandan Loop, going north to Atall Road.

April 21, 2022

  • MasTec plans to start boring, or drilling while installing vacant pipe, under roadways by the end of this week.
  • They are moving in materials and equipment to prepare for burying fiber optic cable.

April 14, 2022

  • MasTec will have a crew in the area next week, working on cleanup of the areas plowed last year.
  • MasTec will start construction at the end of the next week.

March 31, 2022

  • Golden West technicians are completing installations for customers who had fiber constructed to their homes during construction last year.
  • Golden West techs are also hanging clamshell for customers who will be part of the fiber upgrade in 2022.
  • MasTec will start construction in mid-April. They will have a crew boring, or drilling and inserting pipe under roadways and other locations that can’t be plowed. Area residents will also see activity as MasTec moves equipment and materials in to prepare for construction.

March 24, 2022

  • Golden West technicians are completing installations for customers who had fiber constructed to their homes during construction last year.
  • Golden West techs are also hanging clamshell for customers who will be part of the fiber upgrade in 2022.
  • MasTec will start construction in mid-April. They will have a crew boring, or drilling and inserting pipe under roadways and other locations that can’t be plowed. Area residents will also see activity as MasTec moves in equipment and materials to prepare for construction.

March 10, 2022

  • Golden West technicians are completing cut overs for customers who had fiber constructed to their homes during construction last year.
  • Golden West techs are also hanging clamshell for customers who will be part of the fiber upgrade in 2022.
  • Construction will begin in the spring on the 2022 project. Golden West and contractors are securing resources for the upcoming construction season.

February 17, 2022

  • Golden West technicians are completing cut overs for customers who had fiber constructed to their homes during construction last year.
  • Golden West techs are also hanging clamshell for customers who will be part of the fiber upgrade in 2022.

February 4, 2022

Golden West Announces 2022 Construction of Fiber to the Home in Rural Enning

WALL, SD – Golden West Telecommunications will expand its fiber network in the Enning (rural) exchange north and west of Enning and Union Center. The remainder of the Enning exchange will be upgraded in 2023. Fiber allows for greater bandwidth and speed and offers a more reliable and secure connection to the world for all telecommunications services including phone and internet in the town of Enning.

The Fiber to the Home (FTTH) project will convert homes and businesses from copper cable to long, thin strands of glass called optical fibers. These fibers use pulses of light to transmit data and are immune to environmental factors such as electrical currents and water.

“Fiber is one of the best investments Golden West can make on behalf of its members,” Golden West General Manager and CEO Denny Law said. “Strong and secure broadband internet connections are a necessity these days. Fiber optic technology will provide residents and businesses in Enning with a seamless online experience and new opportunities in the coming years.”

The cooperative is working to upgrade its entire service territory to fiber within the next five or six years. In addition to rural Enning, Golden West will also complete fiber projects this year in rural Bonesteel, Bridgewater, Corsica, Clearfield, and the town of Mission, including the communities of Antelope and White Horse.

Golden West will be taking care of wiring at homes and businesses. Two contractors will complete the project in rural Enning on behalf of Golden West. MasTec Inc. will handle construction and Heberly Engineering will cover easements, permits, and inspections. Golden West will also take care of customer service.

FTTH is a multi-stage project that can take up to a year to complete depending on factors such as weather. Current customers will be transitioned to the new fiber optic technology after construction is done late in 2022 or early in 2023. At that time, customers will be able to subscribe to the fastest internet speeds Golden West offers.

Visit goldenwest.com/FTTH for an overview of the project, to submit questions, and fill out a form for a chance to win valuable prizes. Please contact Golden West with any additional questions, concerns or comments by calling 1-855-888-7777 (option 3) and asking for the Engineering Department.


December 23, 2021

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  • MasTec will pause construction for the next several weeks. They will resume work in the spring, with the starting date depending on weather conditions.
  • Workers will be in the area for the next few days, completing cleanup behind the plows.

December 17, 2021

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  • MasTec will have two crews working on Highway 34 from Hereford Road to Hope Road. One will be plowing and the second will be setting vaults in the ground.
  • Crews will be plowing on Thursday, then will work on cleanup.
  • As the weather gets colder, work on the project will come to a stop. Crews will return to the project in the spring as weather permits.

 December 10, 2021

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  • The first plow crew will be on 157th Avenue and south of 209th Place. They will work their way north to Hereford Road, then continue on Hereford Road going north to Highway 34, by the end of the week or the beginning of the next week they should be on Highway 34 working east to New Underwood Road
  •  The second plow crew will be on New Underwood Road and Highway 34. They will go south to Wilcox Road, then go east on Wilcox Road. This plow crew will be going on break this Wednesday and will return on Monday.
  • Additional crews will be boring below road approaches and plowing lines to customer premises from the mainline cable.

December 3, 2021

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  • NSC is plowing west from Old Highway 85 in Wyoming.
  • Construction is nearing completion. Crews will finish the project by plowing lines to customers who requested service after construction was underway.
  • After all the fibers have been spliced and tested, Golden West will connect the fibers in the Golden West central office in Edgemont.
  • Phase 2 installations to upgrade customer services to fiber will begin in a few weeks.

November 23, 2021

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  • The attached map shows the areas where main line fiber has been buried so far during construction.
  • MasTec will have one crew working on Hope Road from New Underwood to Hay Draw Road.
  • A second crew will be plowing on New Underwood Road from Cross S Road to East River View Road. They will also go from East River Road and 209th Street off New Underwood Road.
  • A crew will boring under roads and approaches, which involves drilling while installing vacant pipe.


 November 10, 2021

  • MasTec has a crew finishing work in Union Center. They will move to Hope Road and Hay Draw Road and go south.
  • Another crew is working on Cross Road between 206th and 207th Streets.
  • A crew is plowing lines to premises (drops) in the area between Enning and Union Center, north of Union Center.

 October 28, 2021

  • MasTec’s main line plow crew is working on Highway 34 between 173rd Avenue and Union Center.
  • The main crew is also plowing segments along Hope Road.
  • When drop crew is finished plowing lines to customers in Union Center, they will move to customer premises on Hay Draw and Hope Roads, going west of Hope Road.

October 21, 2021

  • Construction has been interrupted due to wet weather.
  • A drop crew will be burying lines to customer premises in Union Center.
  • A bore crew is working along Highway 34 from Enning to Union Center.
  • A plow crew is burying cable near the intersection of Stoneville Road and Tifft Road.

October 14, 2021

  • Plow crews suspended work due to wet weather. They will return next week to finish work on Hay Draw Road and 172nd Avenue.
  • A drop crew will be burying lines to customer premises as weather permits.
  • A bore crew is working along Highway 34 from Enning to Union Center.
  • The map at this link shows the areas that have been plowed.

October 7, 2021

  • MasTec has several crews working in this area. A plow crew is working on Hope Road from Highway 34 to Hay Draw Road.
  • A plow crew and a bore crew will be on Hay Draw Road going west from Hope Road for 6 miles.
  • A bore crew will be working on Hay Draw Road, heading east for 7 miles.
  • A crew will start work late this week in Union Center. They will be using smaller plows and will also plow lines, or drops, to customer homes.

 September 30, 2021

  • MasTec is burying cable along Old US Highway 212 between Gumbo Lane and Sulphur Cut Off Road.
  • Golden West technicians have been doing inside wiring in customer homes to prepare for the upgrade.

September 23, 2021

  • MasTec has two crews plowing in the Mud Butte area.
  • Golden West technicians have been doing inside wiring in customer homes to prepare for the upgrade.

September 16, 2021

  • MasTec will start plowing at the Golden West Central Office in Enning and move out from there.
  • Golden West technicians have been doing inside wiring in customer homes to prepare for the upgrade.

September 9, 2021

  • MasTec began construction this week along Highway 212 west of Maurine. They will move next to the Junction of Highway 212 and Zeona Road.
  • Golden West technicians have been doing inside wiring in customer homes to prepare for the upgrade.

August 27, 2021

  • The next construction update will be posted the week of September 6th. Have a safe and relaxing Labor Day holiday!
  • MasTec has been moving in equipment this week. They plan to begin burying fiber optic cable after Labor Day.
  • Golden West technicians have been doing inside wiring in customer homes to prepare for the upgrade.

August 19, 2021

  • MasTec North America has started construction in the Enning and Maurine area. They are currently drilling under road approaches and burying pipe during the boring process.
  • MasTec will move more equipment in soon. They will start burying fiber after Labor Day.
  • Inside wiring will be done by Golden West technicians.

August 12, 2021

  • MasTec North America has started construction in the Enning and Maurine area. They are currently drilling under road approaches and burying pipe during the boring process.
  • MasTec will move more equipment in next week and will start burying fiber beginning August 23rd.
  • Inside wiring will be done by Golden West technicians.
  • Residents who would like to learn more about the project can visit the Golden West table at the Rancher Roundup in Union Center on August 18th. Golden West staff and the project engineer will have maps available and can answer  questions .

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