Corsica

Fiber to the Home Project

The Corsica exchange (town and rural) is scheduled for FTTH upgrades.

Contractors:
Wiring Contractor - Travis Electric Inc.
Engineering Consultant - RVW Inc. 
Construction Contractor - North Central Service

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PROJECT UPDATE

November 3, 2022

  • The newly buried fibers have been tested. Next Golden West technicians will complete the needed wiring in the Golden West office in Corsica.
  • Customers will receive a letter from Golden West to notify them when Phase 2 wiring begins. During this installation, customer services will be converted from copper to the new fiber optic system.

September 29, 2022

  • Cable splicers are nearly finished connecting lines to customer homes. When the new fibers have been spliced and tested, Golden West technicians will complete the needed wiring in the Golden West office in Corsica.
  • Customers will receive a letter from Golden West to notify them when Phase 2 wiring begins. During this installation, customer services will be converted from copper to the new fiber optic system.

September 22, 2022

  • Construction is complete in the Corsica exchange. North Central services is working on cleanup.
  • Cable splicers are connecting lines to customer homes. When the new fibers have been spliced and tested, Golden West technicians will complete the wiring necessary in the Golden West office in Corsica.
  • Customers will receive a letter from Golden West to notify them when Phase 2 wiring begins. During this installation, customer services will be converted from copper to the new fiber optic system.

September 15, 2022

  • North Central Service will bury duct to the last few homes in the project. They have been working in Harrison and expect to be done there soon.
  • Fiber splicers are pulling fiber cables through duct at customer premises. They will continue with this work next week.
  • NCS is working on cleanup in the project area.

September 8, 2022

  • North Central Service has completed all main line construction. There are a few addresses where lines need to be plowed to the premises. They anticipate finishing the construction phase of the project in the coming week.
  • NCS is working on cleanup in the project area.
  • The new fibers have been tested, and results are being reviewed.

September 1, 2022

  • North Central Service has completed all main line construction. There are a couple of addresses where lines need to plowed to the premises. They anticipate finishing the construction phase of the project next week.
  • Fiber splicers are splicing fibers in the rural part of the exchange and splicing and testing fibers in town.

August 25, 2022

  • North Central Service is plowing on 278th Street and 382nd Avenue. They are nearly finished with main line plowing.
  • Fiber splicers are splicing and testing fibers at customer premises.

August 18, 2022

  • North Central Service’s main line plow crew is working on 383rd Avenue between 274th and 275th Streets. Construction for main line fiber is expected to be complete by the middle of next week.
  • Fiber splicers are still working in town, pulling new fibers through the recently buried orange duct. Once the fibers are pulled, technicians will test them.
  • Travis Electric has finished hanging clamshells on customer homes and businesses. They will return later this year to do Phase 2 wiring installations to connect customers to the new fiber optic network.

August 11, 2022

  • North Central Service is burying main line fiber on 274th Street near US Highway 281.
  • Fiber splicers have been working in town, pulling new fibers through the recently buried orange duct. Once the fibers are pulled, technicians will test them.
  • Travis Electric has finished hanging clamshells on customer homes and businesses. They will return later this year to do Phase 2 wiring installations to connect customers to the new fiber optic network.

August 4, 2022

  • North Central Service is burying main line fiber near 395th Avenue and 274th Street.
  • Fiber splicers have been working in town, pulling new fibers through the recently buried orange duct.
  • Travis Electric has finished hanging clamshells on customer homes and businesses. They will return later this year to do Phase 2 wiring installations to connect customers to the new fiber optic network.

July 21, 2022

  • North Central Service is burying main line fiber south on 393rd Avenue near 271st Street.
  • A crew burying lines to customer homes is almost finished working in Harrison.
  • A second crew burying lines, or drops, to customer premises is working along Main Street and Dakota Avenue in Corsica.
  • Travis Electric has installed clamshells on most customer homes and businesses. If you are a customer in Corsica and do not have a box, or clamshell, installed on your premise, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the Engineering Department.

July 14, 2022

  • North Central Service is burying main line fiber on 270th Street between 395th and 396th Avenues.
  • There are three crews plowing lines to customer homes in the Corsica exchange:
    • The first crew is working in Harrison on Main Avenue.
    • The second is burying duct in Corsica on Industrial Avenue.
    • The third is working in the rural area on 274th Street between 391st and 392nd Avenue.
  • Travis Electric has installed clamshells on most customer homes and businesses. If you are a customer in Corsica and do not have a box, or clamshell, installed on your premise, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the Engineering Department.

July 7, 2022

  • North Central Service is plowing main line fiber on 270th Street between 393rd and 394th Avenues.
  • The crew plowing lines to customer homes is west of town near 383rd Avenue and 272nd Street.
  • Travis Electric has installed clamshells on most customer homes and businesses. If you are a customer in Corsica and do not have a box, or clamshell, installed on your premise, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the Engineering Department.

June 30, 2022

  • North Central Service’s main line fiber plow is working north of Corsica on 269th St.
  • The crew plowing lines to customer homes is working east of Highway 281 on 269th Street.
  • A second crew plowing to customer premises is on 273rd Street.
  • Construction crews will be off on Friday and Monday to celebrate the Fourth of July Holiday.

June 23, 2022

  • North Central Service’s rural fiber plow is working east along 269th Street.
  • The crew plowing lines to customer homes is working west of Highway 281 on 271st Street.
  • A second crew plowing to customer premises is on 269th Street west of 383rd Avenue.
  • Travis Electric is nearly finished hanging clamshells for the Corsica project. If you are a customer in the Corsica exchange and do not have a box, or clamshell, installed on your premise, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the Engineering Department. 

June 16, 2022

  • North Central Service’s rural fiber plow is burying cable on along 382nd Avenue and 270th Street. They will move to 269th Street next week.
  • The crew plowing lines to customer homes is working west of Highway 281.
  • Travis Electric will return to Corsica next week to finish hanging clamshells. If you are a customer in the Corsica exchange and do not have a box, or clamshell, installed on your premise, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the Engineering Department.

June 9, 2022

  • North Central Service’s  rural fiber plow is burying cable on 272nd St between 382nd  and 383rd Avenues.
  • The town crew is plowing lines to customer homes north of 3rd Street between N Simpson and N Corse Avenues.
  • Travis Electric continues to schedule appointments to hang clamshells on customer premises. If you are a customer in the Corsica exchange and do not have a box, or clamshell, installed on your premise, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the Engineering Department.

June 2, 2022

  • A crew is burying orange duct to homes in the north part of town near the intersection of N Corse Avenue and E 1st Street.
  • The rural plow is burying main line fiber near the intersection of 269th Street and 382rd Avenue.
  • Travis Electric continues to schedule appointments to hang clamshells on customer premises.

May 12, 2022

  • NCS has one crew working on 6th Street in Corsica.
  • A second NCS plow is burying main line fiber in the southeast corner of town on N Van’t Haaff Drive and S Van’t Haaff Drive.
  • Another crew is burying orange duct to each house between S Dutch Avenue and S Park Avenue south of Main Street.
  • Travis Electric continues to schedule appointments to hang clamshells on customer premises.

May 5, 2022

  • NCS has one crew working between 5th and 6th Streets in Corsica.
  • A second team is doing cleanup in the alley behind the Golden West office.
  • A third group will be working north of Main Street between N Simpson and N Park Avenues.
  • Travis Electric is scheduling appointments to hang clamshells on customer premises.

April 28, 2022

  • The crew plowing lines to customer premises is working on the end of S Corse Avenue.
  • NCS is plowing main line fiber near the CHS office between N Railway Avenue and N Pleasant View.
  • A second crew is plowing on N Napoleon near the high school.
  • Travis Electric is scheduling appointments to hang clamshells on customer premises.

April 21, 2022

  • North Central Services and their subcontractors have been working in several locations in Corsica, mostly on the north part of town. They have been burying the main fiber line along N Dakota Avenue, while another crew is plowing lines to residences between 6th and 7th Streets along S Corse Avenue.
  • Travis Electric is scheduling appointments to hang clamshells on customer premises.

April 14, 2022

  • North Central Services has been working in town. Their crews are off for the Easter weekend and will return on Tuesday.
  • Travis Electric is scheduling appointments to hang clamshells on customer premises.

April 7, 2022

  • North Central Services started construction in town this week, then had to suspend work due to rain.
  • Travis Electric is scheduling appointments to hang clamshells on customer premises.

March 31, 2022

  • On April 4th, North Central Service will start construction. They will have a crew boring, or drilling and inserting pipe under roadways and other locations that can’t be plowed. They will also have a crew plowing lines to customer homes.
  • NCS will move more equipment in to the area in the following week.
  • Travis Electric has started hanging boxes, or clamshells, on houses.

March 24, 2022

  • On April 4th, North Central Service will start construction. They will have a crew boring, or drilling and inserting pipe under roadways and other locations that can’t be plowed. They will also have a crew plowing lines to customer homes.
  • They will move more equipment in to the area in the following week.
  • Travis Electric will start hanging boxes, or clamshells, on houses the week of March 28th.

February 4, 2022

Golden West Announces 2022 Construction of Fiber to the Home in Corsica

WALL, SD – Golden West Telecommunications will expand its fiber network throughout the Corsica exchange, including the town and rural areas, this year. Fiber allows for greater bandwidth and speed and offers a more reliable and secure connection to the world for all telecommunications services including phone, internet, and cable TV in the town of Corsica.

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 throughout the community of Corsica 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 Corsica, Golden West will also complete fiber projects this year in Bonesteel, Bridgewater, Clearfield, rural Enning, and the town of Mission, including the communities of Antelope and White Horse.

Three contractors will complete the project in Corsica on behalf of Golden West. These include Travis Electric taking care of wiring at homes and businesses, North Central Service handling construction, and RVW, Inc. covering easements, permits, and inspections. Golden West will 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.

Golden West will prepare all homes and businesses in the town of Corsica – even those who aren’t current customers – with infrastructure for fiber optic connections. This involves hanging a small box or “clamshell” on the outside of all homes and businesses within city limits and constructing duct work underground to the box for future fiber optics. Installing these pieces during the initial fiber construction enables quick and easy connections moving forward. It also ensures the entire area is positioned for the future, which will demand even faster internet speeds.

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.