Fiber to the Home - Springfield

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Fiber to the Home 2020
SPRINGFIELD (Town)

FTTH Construction Overview - What to Expect

November 23, 2021

  • Vantage Point is nearing the end of the Phase 2 cut over portion of the project. If you are a customer in Springfield and haven’t yet scheduled a wiring appointment, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.
  • Vantage Point will complete wiring apartment buildings and connecting tenants to fiber this week.


November 10, 2021

  • Vantage Point is nearing the end of the Phase 2 cut over portion of the project. If you are a customer in Springfield and haven’t yet scheduled a wiring appointment, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.
  • Vantage Point has started wiring apartment buildings. When the network equipment has been installed, they will call residents to schedule their upgrade appointments.



October 28, 2021
Project Update

  • Vantage Point is scheduling Phase 2 installations. During these wiring installations, customers will be converted from the old copper system to the new fiber. This stage of the project will last several weeks.
  • Vantage Point has started wiring apartment buildings. When the network equipment has been installed, they will call residents to schedule their upgrade appointments.
  • If you are a customer in Springfield and have a question about scheduling or changing an appointment, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

September 9, 2021
Project Update

  • Vantage Point has been scheduling Phase 2 installations. During these wiring installations, customers will be converted from the old copper system to the new fiber. This stage of the project will last several weeks.
  • If you are a customer in Springfield and have a question about scheduling or changing an appointment, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

August 27, 2021
Project Update

  • The next construction update will be posted the week of September 6th. Have a safe and relaxing Labor Day holiday!
  • Vantage Point has been scheduling Phase 2 installations. During these wiring installations, customers will be converted from the old copper system to the new fiber. This stage of the project will last several weeks.

August 19, 2021
Project Update

  • Vantage Point has been scheduling Phase 2 installations. They started work this week in Springfield. During these wiring installations, customers will be converted from the old copper system to the new fiber. This stage of the project will last several weeks.

August 5, 2021
Project Update

  • Vantage Point has been scheduling Phase 2 installations. They will begin working in Springfield on August 17th. During these wiring installations, customers will be converted from the old copper system to the new fiber. This stage of the project will last several weeks.

July 15, 2021
Project Update

  • Vantage Point will begin scheduling Phase 2 installations in August. During this wiring visit, they will connect customers to the new fiber optic network.

 

June 17, 2021
Project Update

  • Customers will be receiving a letter to notify them that Vantage Point will be contacting them to schedule Phase 2 wiring. This stage of the project will continue for several weeks.

May 27, 2021
Project Update

  • Ripley’s has completed plowing construction in the town of Springfield.
  • Fiber splicers have finished testing the new fibers. The next step is to complete the wiring in the Golden West central office in Springfield.
  • In the coming weeks, Vantage Point will begin Phase 2 installations to connect customers to the new fiber optic network. Before this stage of the project begins, Golden West will send customers a letter to notify them that Vantage Point will be calling to schedule appointments.

May 21, 2021
Project Update

  • Ripley’s has completed plowing construction in the town of Springfield.
  • Fiber splicers are nearly finished testing the new fibers. The next step is to complete the wiring in the Golden West central office in Springfield.
  • In the coming weeks, Vantage Point will begin Phase 2 installations to connect customers to the new fiber optic network. Before this stage of the project begins, Golden West will send customers a letter to notify them that Vantage Point will be calling to schedule appointments.

May 13, 2021
Project Update

  • Ripley’s has completed plowing construction in the town of Springfield.
  • Technicians are testing the new fibers. The next step is to complete the wiring in the Golden West central office in Springfield.
  • In the coming weeks, Vantage Point will begin Phase 2 installations to connect customers to the new fiber optic network. Before this stage of the project begins, Golden West will send customers a letter to notify them that Vantage Point will be calling to schedule appointments.

May 6, 2021
Project Update

  • Ripley’s has completed plowing construction in the town of Springfield.
  • Splicing technicians have pulled fiber through the conduit at customer premises.
  • The project is moving to the splicing phase, where technicians will connect all the fiber from customer homes and businesses to the main line fibers. Fibers will also be spliced in the Golden West central office.

April 29, 2021
Project Update

  • Ripley’s has completed plowing construction in the town of Springfield.
  • Splicing technicians have pulled fiber through the conduit at customer premises.
  • The project is moving to the splicing phase, where technicians will connect all the fiber from customer homes and businesses to the main line fibers. Fibers will also be spliced in the Golden West central office.

April 22, 2021
Project Update

  • Ripley’s has a crew plowing main line cable on Boat Basin Drive, going north.
  • A second plowing crew is going west on 414th St, west of the prison.
  • Cable splicers are working south of the prison.
  • Vantage Point continues to complete Phase 1 inside wiring for customer locations where they were only able to hang clamshells last spring. If you are a Golden West customer and do not have a clamshell, or you haven’t been contacted by Vantage Point, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

April 16, 2021
Project Update

  • Ripley’s Inc. has a main line crew working 10th and 11th Streets on Chestnut Street.
  • A second main line crew is proceeding south on Chestnut Street. Crews plowing lines, or drops, to homes and businesses are following behind the mainline work.
  • Vantage Point continues to complete Phase 1 inside wiring for customer locations where they were only able to hang clamshells last spring. If you are a Golden West customer and do not have a clamshell, or you haven’t been contacted by Vantage Point, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

April 8, 2021
Project Update

  • Ripley’s Inc. has a main line crew working 10th and 11th Streets on Chestnut Street.
  • A second main line crew is proceeding south on Chestnut Street. Crews plowing lines, or drops, to homes and businesses are following behind the mainline work.
  • Vantage Point continues to complete Phase 1 inside wiring for customer locations where they were only able to hang clamshells last spring. If you are a Golden West customer and do not have a clamshell, or you haven’t been contacted by Vantage Point, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

April 1, 2021
Project Update

  • The construction contractor, Ripley’s Inc., has started construction. They have a main line crew working on the south side of Pine Street between 1st and 2nd Streets.
  • A second main line crew is between 10th and 11th Streets on Chestnut Street. Crews plowing lines, or drops, to homes and businesses are following behind the mainline work.
  • Vantage Point continues to complete Phase 1 inside wiring for customer locations where they were only able to hang clamshells last spring. If you are a Golden West customer and do not have a clamshell, or you haven’t been contacted by Vantage Point, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

 

March 25, 2021
Project Update

  • The construction contractor, Ripley’s Inc., has started construction. They have several crews working throughout town plowing mainline fiber, lines to customer premises, and placing vaults.
  • Vantage Point continues to complete Phase 1 inside wiring for customer locations where they were only able to hang clamshells last spring. If you are a Golden West customer and do not have a clamshell, or you haven’t been contacted by Vantage Point, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

 

March 18, 2021
Project Update

  • The construction contractor, Ripley’s Inc., has been moving equipment to town in anticipation of starting construction next week.
  • Vantage Point continues to complete Phase 1 inside wiring for customer locations where they were only able to hang clamshells last spring. If you are a Golden West customer and do not have a clamshell, or you haven’t been contacted by Vantage Point, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

March 12, 2021
Project Update

  • Springfield residents will see construction activity starting the week of March 15. Ripley’s Inc., the construction contractor, will be moving in equipment and locating buried utilities. They expect to begin construction the following week if weather permits.
  • Vantage Point continues to complete Phase 1 inside wiring for customer locations where they were only able to hang clamshells last spring. If you are a Golden West customer and do not have a clamshell, or you haven’t been contacted by Vantage Point, please call 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

February 24, 2021
Project Update

  • Last spring, a small number of customers had both their clamshell and inside wiring completed before the COVID-19 pandemic led to a halt on inside wiring. Vantage Point installers will be in Springfield for the next several weeks to complete the Phase 1 inside wiring for the remaining customers. Vantage Point will call customers to schedule these installations. During this wiring visit, the technician will come inside the home and install a panel where electronics will be placed. They will follow procedures to reduce the transmission of coronavirus as detailed here.
  • Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2021 as soon as weather permits.

January 20, 2021
Project Update

  • Last spring, a small number of customers had both their clamshell and inside wiring completed before the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a halt on inside wiring. Vantage Point will be returning to customer premises starting the week of January 25th to complete the Phase 1 inside wiring for the remaining Springfield customers. The contractor will begin calling to schedule appointments next week. During this wiring visit, the technician will come inside the home and install a panel where electronics will be placed. They will follow procedures to reduce the transmission of coronavirus as detailed here.
  • Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2021 as soon as weather permits.

Golden West Contractors in Springfield:

  • Ripley's Inc.
  • Vantage Point Solutions

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.