Fiber to the Home - Plankinton

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Fiber to the Home 2020 - Plankinton
(Town & Rural)

Project Update
September 17, 2020

  • Travis Electric has installed boxes, or clamshells, on the outside of the homes and businesses of most customers in both town and the rural area. If you don’t yet have a box installed on the outside of your home or business, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.
  • Ripleys has been moving equipment into town. Buried utilities will be marked and they will be digging test holes in advance of plowing, which will begin next Tuesday.

Construction Area 1

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Construction Area 2

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September 9, 2020
Project Update

  • Travis Electric has completed Phase 1 in the town of Plankinton, which is installing a clamshell on the premise for every Golden West customer. If you don’t yet have a box installed on the outside of your home or business, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.
  • Ripleys will begin construction in the town of Plankinton on East 1st Street, near the Golden West office. Work will begin next Monday.

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 September 3, 2020
Project Update

  • Travis Electric has completed Phase 1 in the town of Plankinton, which is installing a clamshell on the premise of every Golden West customer. If you don’t yet have a box installed on the outside of your home or business, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.
  • Ripleys will begin moving equipment into the area in preparation for the start of construction on September 14th. They will begin working in the rural area before moving to the town of Plankinton.

August 26, 2020
Project Update

  • Travis Electric has completed installing boxes, or clamshells, on most customer homes. After all the fiber is buried, they will return to complete Phase 2 wiring and connect customers to the new fiber optic service.
  • Ripleys is scheduled to begin plowing fiber in the rural area after September 8th.

 August 20, 2020
Project Update

  • Travis Electric has completed installing boxes, or clamshells, on most customer homes. They will not be working in Plankinton next week. When they return, they will concentrate on placing clamshells on businesses.
  • Ripleys is scheduled to begin plowing fiber in the rural area after September 8th.

 August 12, 2020
Project Update

  • Travis Electric is working on Phase 1 in the town of Plankinton, which is installing a clamshell on the premise of every Golden West customer. If you don’t yet have a box installed on the outside of your home or business, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.
  • Ripleys will begin construction after Labor Day, starting in the rural area.

 August 5, 2020

Project Update

  • Travis Electric has installed clamshells on most rural homes and is now working in the town of Plankinton.
  • Ripleys will begin construction toward the end of the month, starting in the rural area.

 July 29, 2020

Project Update

  • Travis Electric is nearly done wiring homes in rural Plankinton. They have started to schedule appointments for customers in town.

 July 22, 2020

Project Update

  • Travis Electric has started scheduling customers in the rural parts of the Plankinton exchange for Phase One of construction. In Phase One,  they will be working outside customer premises, mounting a box or clamshell, on the building.
  • Plowing construction begin in a few weeks, beginning with the rural area first.

 July 15, 2020

Project Update

  • Travis Electric will begin hanging boxes, or clamshells, on the exterior of customer premises in the Plankinton Exchange starting next week. They will be calling customers to make appointments for this work, beginning with rural customers.
  • Construction to bury fiber optic cables is expected to begin in the next few weeks, beginning in the rural area.

 July 8, 2020

Project Update

  • Travis Electric will start scheduling appointments to hang clamshells on customer premises beginning the week of July 13th. They will be calling rural customers first.
  • Ripley’s Inc. will begin construction in the next few weeks, also starting in the rural part of the exchange before moving on to work in town.

 July 1, 2020

Project Update

  • Starting in mid-July, Travis Electric will begin calling customers to arrange installation of the clamshells on the outside of homes and businesses.
  • Ripley’s will have a plow crew starting work in the rural area soon. They expect to begin construction in the town of Plankinton in mid-August.

 June 18, 2020

Fiber to the Home Update:

  • Contractors will be in Plankinton in the next few weeks to begin working on the Fiber to the Home Upgrade. Golden West customers will be getting calls from Travis Electric to make arrangements to hang clamshells on their homes and businesses.
  • If you have any questions, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

Join us for an open house on Monday, March 2nd at 6:30pm at the Plankinton School.

Stop by for snacks, refreshments, giveaways and a chance to win a $100!

We’re bringing Fiber to the Home, making sure that your phone and Internet work as hard as you do.

Learn more about how Fiber to the Home will make your community stronger and more sustainable. You’ll find out how and where the work will be done, and the benefits of fiber optic technology.


Golden West Contractors in Plankinton:

  • Ripley's Inc.
  • Travis Electric, Inc.

Please contact Golden West with any questions, concerns or comments by calling 1-855-888-7777 and asking for the Engineering Department or Email info@goldenwest.com.