Custer

Fiber to the Home Project

A rural portion west of Custer is scheduled for FTTH upgrades.
The town of Custer was converted to fiber in 2019 and a portion of customers on Sidney Park Road and Sylvan Lake Road were converted to fiber in April 2022. 

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

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PROJECT UPDATE

November 17, 2022

  • North Central Services will continue working along Wind Song Valley Road, as well as on Hay Creek Road, Katherine Court, and Pleasant Valley Road. Crews boring under roadways and approaches, rock sawing, and pre-ripping will be working in these areas.
  • Several crews will be pulling fiber lines through duct that was buried earlier in the project.
  • Travis Electric has installed clamshells on most customer homes. Please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department if you received a letter about the project but don’t have a clamshell or box on your home yet.

Custer West FTTH Construction Area 11-17-22.pdf

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November 10, 2022

  • NCS will be working on Wind Song Valley Road, plowing and boring (inserting pipe under driveways and waterways).
  • There will be two crews constructing lines to customer homes also working on Wind Song Valley Road, as well as throughout the project area on addresses that were added during construction.
  • Travis Electric has installed clamshells on most customer homes. Please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department if you received a letter about the project but don’t have a clamshell or box on your home yet.

Custer West FTTH Construction Area 11-10-22.pdf

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November 3, 2022

  • NCS will continue burying main line fiber on Pleasant Valley Road, Veterans Trail, and Wind Song Valley Road.
  • The boring crew is drilling and inserting pipe on Wing Song Valley Road near the intersection with Woodnote Lane.
  • The rock saw is working on Wing Song Valley Road.
  • Crews constructing lines to customer premises are also working on Wind Song Valley Road.
  • Travis Electric has installed clamshells on most customer homes. Please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department if you received a letter about the project but don’t have a clamshell or box on your home yet.

Custer West FTTH Construction Area 11-3-22.pdf

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October 27, 2022

  • NCS will be burying main line fiber and rock sawing along Pleasant Valley Road.
  • NCS will have a bore crew drilling and inserting pipe underground on Wind Song Valley Road.
  • Two crews will be burying lines to customer homes on Pleasant Valley Road, then will move to Wing Song Valley Road
  • Travis Electric has installed clamshells on most customer homes. Please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department if you received a letter about the project but don’t have a clamshell or box on your home yet.

 Custer West FTTH Construction Area 10-27-22.pdf

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October 20, 2022

  • NCS will plowing in the area behind the trailer park across from Pilot Road, then move to Wittrock Road.
  • NCS will have a bore crew drilling and inserting pipe underground on Pleasant Valley Road.
  • Another crew will be rock sawing on Blue Skies Road and Melanie Lane.
  • Two crews will be burying lines to customer homes. One crew will be on Blue Skies Road and Melanie Lane, while the second will be on Pleasant Valley Road.
  • Travis Electric has installed clamshells on most customer homes. Please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department if you received a letter about the project but don’t have a clamshell or box on your home yet.

Custer West FTTH Construction Progress 10-20-22.pdf

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October 13, 2022

  • NCS will plowing in the area behind the trailer park across from Pilot Road, then move to Wittrock Road.
  • NCS will have a bore crew drilling and inserting pipe underground on Pleasant Valley Road.
  • Another crew will be rock sawing on Blue Skies Road and Melanie Lane.
  • Two crews will be burying lines to customer homes. One crew will be on Blue Skies Road and Melanie Lane, while the second will be on Pleasant Valley Road.
  • Travis Electric has installed clamshells on most customer homes. Please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department if you received a letter about the project but don’t have a clamshell or box on your home yet.

Custer West FTTH Construction Progress 10-13-22.pdf

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October 6, 2022

  • NCS will be burying main line cable on Chevy Lane. They will be off from Wednesday afternoon through October 5th. When they return, they will start work on Beaver Lake Road.
  • NCS will have a bore crew drilling and inserting pipe underground as well as rock sawing on United States Highway 16 near Pleasant Valley Road, Blue Skies Road, and Melanie Lane.
  • Crews burying lines to customer homes will be on United States Highway 16 by Palomino Place. They will move to the trailer court across from Pilot Road.
  • Travis Electric has installed clamshells on most customer homes. Please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department if you received a letter about the project but don’t have a clamshell or box on your home yet.

Custer West FTTH Construction Progress 10-6-22.pdf

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September 29, 2022

  • NCS will be burying main line cable on Chevy Lane. They will be off from Wednesday afternoon through October 5th. When they return, they will start work on Beaver Lake Road.
  • NCS will have a bore crew drilling and inserting pipe underground as well as rock sawing on United States Highway 16 near Pleasant Valley Road, Blue Skies Road, and Melanie Lane.
  • Crews burying lines to customer homes will be on United States Highway 16 by Palomino Place. They will move to the trailer court across from Pilot Road.
  • Travis Electric has installed clamshells on most customer homes. Please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department if you received a letter about the project but don’t have a clamshell or box on your home yet. 

Custer West FTTH Construction Area 9-29-22 v2.pdf


September 22, 2022

  • The main line plow will be on Dakota Pine Road, then move to Palomino Place, then Pinto Lane.
  • NCS will have a bore crew drilling and inserting pipe underground on Beave Lake Road.
  • Rock saws will be on Wittrock Road.
  • Crews burying lines to customer homes will be also be working on Wittrock Road.
  • Travis Electric has installed clamshells on most customer homes. Please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department if you received a letter about the project but don’t have a clamshell or box on your home yet.

Custer West FTTH Construction Progress 9-22-22.pdf

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September 15, 2022

  • North Central Service will be rock sawing on Beaver Lake Road and Fox Tail Lane.
  • NCS will have a bore crew drilling and inserting pipe underground on Nuthatch Lane.
  • The main line crew will be burying cable along United States Highway 16 between Wittrock Road and Pleasant Valley Road.
  • Crews burying lines to customer homes will be working on Beaver Lake Road, Stagg Road, Wind Song Valley Road, and Woodnote Lane.
  • Travis Electric has installed clamshells on most customer homes. Please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department if you received a letter about the project but don’t have a clamshell or box on your home yet.

September 8, 2022

  • North Central Service is boring, rock sawing, and doing cleanup on Beaver Lake Road.
  • A crew is burying lines to customer homes on Stagg Road and Mill Pond Estates Road.
  • A second crew is installing lines, or drops, to customer premises on Windsong Valley Road.
  • Travis Electric has installed clamshells on most customer homes. Please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department if you received a letter about the project but don’t have a clamshell or box on your home yet.

Custer West FTTH Construction Area 9-8-22.pdf

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September 1, 2022

  • North Central Service is rock sawing and pre-ripping in advance of burying main line cable.
  • A crew is boring (drilling and inserting pipe) on Stagg Road, Palomino Road, and Pinto Lane.
  • Travis Electric has installed clamshells on most customer homes. Please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department if you received a letter about the project but don’t have a clamshell or box on your home yet.

August 25, 2022

  • North Central Service is rock sawing and pre-ripping in advance of burying main line cable.
  • A crew is boring (drilling and inserting pipe) on Stagg Road, Palomino Road, and Pinto Lane.
  • Travis Electric has installed clamshells on most customer homes. Please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department if you received a letter about the project but don’t have a clamshell or box on your home yet.

Custer West FTTH Construction Area 8-25-22.pdf

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August 18, 2022

  • A crew is boring, or drilling and inserting pipe underground, on Dakota Pine Road.
  • A second crew is working on Stagg and Dakota Pine Roads. They are pre-ripping a trench and rock sawing as needed to bury the main fiber line.
  • The drop crew is burying lines to customer homes on Mill Pond Estates Road and Chevy Lane.
  • A second drop crew will start work later this week on Beaver Lake Road.
  • Travis Electric has installed clamshells on most customer homes. Please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department if you received a letter about the project but don’t have a clamshell or box on your home yet.

Custer West FTTH Construction Area 8-18-22.pdf

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August 11, 2022

  • Crews have been boring, or drilling and inserting vacant pipe under roadways and obstacles, on Stagg Road. Next week NCS will be rock sawing on Stagg Road.
  • Another crew is burying lines to customer homes. They will be working on Mill Pond Estates and Chevy Lane next week.
  • NCS is plowing main line fiber along the highway, then will move to Stagg Road and Dakota Pines Road.
  • Travis Electric has installed clamshells on most customer homes. Please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department if you received a letter about the project but don’t have a clamshell or box on your home yet.

Custer West FTTH Construction Area 8-11-22.pdf

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August 4, 2022

  • NCS has been working along United States Highway 16 west of Custer.
  • Construction will be on Stagg Road in the coming week.
  • Travis Electric has installed clamshells on most customer homes. Please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department if you received a letter about the project but don’t have a clamshell or box on your home yet.

Custer West Construction Progress 8-4-22.pdf

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July 21, 2022

  • North Central Service has been working in Custer near the Golden West office.
  • Travis Electric starting installing boxes, or clamshells, on customer homes this week.
  • Please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department if you have any questions about this project.

July 14, 2022

  • On Monday, North Central Services will begin construction for a project west of Custer.
  • Golden West has sent a letter to all customers included in the area to be upgraded to fiber.
  • Travis Electric has begun scheduling clamshell installations. They will begin attaching boxes, or clamshells, to customer homes next week.

July 8, 2022

Golden West is excited to announce that we are bringing Fiber to the Home (FTTH) to you and your area west of Custer for internet and phone service. Fiber optic technology, which uses pulses of light to transmit information, will provide you with faster, more reliable broadband speeds and stronger connections. We’re excited to make this investment and bring the latest technology to your home or business.

Work Starts With Wiring Contractor Travis Electric
With your assistance, Golden West’s contractor Travis Electric will soon begin preparing your home or business for FTTH with the following two steps:

  1. “Clamshell” Installation – Clamshells are small boxes that house fiber optic components on the exterior of a building. The clamshell will be the point to which the fiber optic cable will be buried.
  2. Equipment Board and Pre-Wiring – Before connecting you to fiber, an equipment board needs to be hung inside your home or business and the wiring from the clamshell to the board may need to be updated. This may happen when the clamshell is hung or scheduled at a later date.

Contractors Handle Project, Golden West Covers Customer Service
In addition to Travis Electric, two additional Golden West contractors will work in your area. Sometime later this summer and into fall, North Central Service will complete the main construction portion of the project, and Heberly Engineering will handle all issues related to easements, permits, and inspection. Golden West will take care of customer service, so direct any questions or report any issues directly to us.