Mission

Fiber to the Home Project

The town of Mission, including Antelope and White Horse is scheduled for FTTH upgrades.

Contractors:
Wiring Contractor - Travis Electric Inc.
Engineering Consultant - RVW Inc. 
Construction Contractor - Ripley's

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PROJECT UPDATE

November 10, 2022

  • Travis Electric will begin Phase 2 wiring installations to connect Mission customers to fiber starting on November 28. This work will continue for the next several weeks.
  • Customers who have questions about this phase of the Fiber to the Home project can call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

November 3, 2022

  • Travis Electric will begin connecting, or cutting over, customers to the new fiber optic network later this month. They will start scheduling these installations in the next few days.
  • Customers who have questions about this phase of the Fiber to the Home project can call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

October 27, 2022

  • Golden West network technicians are completing the last step of wiring in the Golden West central office in Mission. When fiber for each customer has connected, installations can begin at customer homes and businesses.
  • Customers will receive a letter from Golden West before Phase 2 wiring begins. During this phase of the project, Travis Electric will complete inside wiring in customer home and connect them to the new fiber optic network.

September 15, 2022

  • Golden West network technicians are installing equipment in the Mission central office to prepare for connecting customers to fiber.
  • Customers will receive a letter from Golden West before Phase 2 wiring begins. During this phase of the project, Travis Electric will complete inside wiring in customer home and connect them to the new fiber optic network.

August 11, 2022

  • The newly installed fibers in Mission have been spliced and tested.
  • Customers will receive a letter from Golden West before Phase 2 wiring begins. During this phase of the project, Travis Electric will complete inside wiring in customer home and connect them to the new fiber optic network.

August 4, 2022

  • Technicians are splicing fiber in the areas of town where construction is complete.
  • Travis Electric has completed hanging clamshells, or boxes, on customer homes in the active project area. If you have a home or business in this area and don’t have a clamshell installed yet, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

July 21, 2022

  • Contractors are pulling fiber cables through the orange pipe that was buried to each customer home.
  • Technicians are beginning to splice the new fiber cables together to prepare for transition of services from copper lines to the new fiber lines.
  • Travis Electric has installed clamshells on most premises in the active project area. If you have a home or business in this area and don’t have a clamshell installed yet, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

July 14, 2022

  • Ripley’s is burying main line duct along Omaha Street.
  • Travis Electric has been hanging clamshells on customer premises in Mission Town. If you have a home or business in this area and don’t have a clamshell installed yet, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

July 7, 2022

  • Ripley’s will be working on the south end of town near the school for the coming week.
  • Travis Electric has been hanging clamshells on customer premises in Mission Town. If you have a home or business in this area and don’t have a clamshell installed yet, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

June 30, 2022

  • Contractors are nearly finished with construction inside the city limits of Mission.
  • Construction crews will be off on Friday and Monday to celebrate the Fourth of July Holiday.
  • Travis Electric has been hanging clamshells on customer premises in Mission Town. If you have a home or business in this area and don’t have a clamshell installed yet, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

June 23, 2022

  • Contractors are nearly finished with construction inside the city limits of Mission.
  • Travis Electric has been hanging clamshells on customer premises in Mission Town. If you have a home or business in this area and don’t have a clamshell installed yet, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

June 16, 2022

  • Ripley’s Inc. is plowing fiber northeast from the intersection of Adams and E 2nd Street.
  • Travis Electric has been hanging clamshells on customer premises in Mission Town. If you have a home or business in this area and don’t have a clamshell installed yet, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

June 9, 2022

  • Ripley’s Inc. is plowing northwest of E 2nd  and N Main Streets.
  • Travis Electric has been hanging clamshells on customer premises in the towns of Mission, Antelope, and White Horse. If you have a home or business in this area and don’t have a clamshell installed yet, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

June 2, 2022

  • Ripley’s Inc. is finishing construction southeast of Adams Street and 2nd Street, then will move northeast of 2nd and Main Streets.
  • Travis Electric has been hanging clamshells on customer premises in the towns of Mission, Antelope, and White Horse. If you have a home or business in this area and don’t have a clamshell installed yet, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

May 12, 2022

  • Ripley’s Inc. is burying cable on 2nd Street and Roosevelt Avenue.
  • Travis Electric has been hanging clamshells on customer premises in the towns of Mission, Antelope, and White Horse. If you have a home or business in this area and don’t have a clamshell installed yet, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

May 5, 2022

  • Ripley’s Inc. is working in the Sunrise apartments area in the northeast corner of town.
  • Travis Electric has been hanging clamshells on customer premises in the towns of Mission, Antelope, and White Horse. They will be calling customers and knocking on doors to discuss placement of the box on the outside of the home.
  • Contractors will be contacting residents to discuss the placement of a clamshell on their house and lines on their property. If you have questions about the project, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

April 28, 2022

  • Ripley’s Inc. has been working southwest of the intersection of Second Street and Roosevelt Avenue.
  • Travis Electric has been hanging clamshells on customer premises in the towns of Mission, Antelope, and White Horse. They will be calling customers and knocking on doors to discuss placement of the box on the outside of the home.
  • Contractors will be contacting residents to discuss the placement of a clamshell on their house and lines on their property. If you have questions about the project, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

April 21, 2022

  • Ripley’s Inc. has been working on Washington St.
  • Travis Electric has been hanging clamshells on customer premises in the towns of Mission, Antelope, and White Horse. They will be calling customers and knocking on doors to discuss placement of the box on the outside of the home.
  • Contractors will be contacting residents to discuss the placement of a clamshell on their house and lines on their property. If you have questions about the project, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

April 14, 2022

  • Ripley’s Inc. has been burying orange duct north of 2nd Street and west of Main Street.
  • Travis Electric has been hanging clamshells on customer premises in the towns of Mission, Antelope, and White Horse.
  • Contractors will be contacting residents to discuss the placement of a clamshell on their house and lines on their property. If you have questions about the project, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

April 7, 2022

  • Ripley’s Inc. started construction, working in the area northwest of the corner of West 2nd Street and N Main Street.
  • Travis Electric has been hanging clamshells on customer premises in the towns of Mission, Antelope, and White Horse.

March 31, 2022

  • Ripley’s Inc. will begin construction on April 5th. Customers may notice that underground utilities have been marked in advance of work beginning.
  • Travis Electric has been hanging clamshells on customer premises in the towns of Mission, Antelope, and White Horse.

March 24, 2022

  • Ripley’s Inc., is preparing for construction to begin on this project the week of April 4th.
  • Travis Electric has been hanging clamshells on customer premises in the towns of Mission, Antelope, and White Horse.
  • If you have any questions about the project, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

March 17, 2022

  • Ripley’s Inc., is preparing for construction to begin on this project next month, weather permitting.
  • If you have any questions about the project, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

March 10, 2022

  • Travis Electric is installing clamshells on homes and businesses in Mission, White Horse, and Antelope.
  • Construction contractors are getting ready to begin work later this spring.
  • If you have any questions about the project, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

March 3, 2022

  • Travis Electric is installing clamshells on homes and businesses in Mission, White Horse, and Antelope.
  • Golden West will bury a duct, or vacant pipe, to all locations in town to prepare for future service requests.
  • If you have any questions about the project, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

February 24, 2022

  • Travis Electric has begun scheduling appointments to install clamshells on homes and businesses in Mission, Antelope, and White Horse.
  • Golden West will bury a duct, or vacant pipe, to all locations in town to prepare for future service requests.
  • If you have any questions about the project, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

February 4, 2022

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

WALL, SD – Golden West Telecommunications will expand its fiber network in the town of Mission, including the communities of Antelope and White Horse, 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 throughout the exchange.

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 Mission 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 Mission, Golden West will also complete fiber projects this year in Bonesteel, Bridgewater, Clearfield, Corsica, and rural Enning.

Three contractors will complete the project in Mission on behalf of Golden West. These include Travis Electric taking care of wiring at homes and businesses, Ripley’s 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 Mission, including the communities of Antelope and White Horse – 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.