Fiber to the Home Project

 

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Two areas in the Hot Springs exchange (rural), including the Angostura East and Minnekahta West areas will be upgraded to Fiber in 2024. 

Contractors:
Wiring Contractor – Vantage Point
Engineering Consultant – Heberly & Associates
Construction Contractor – MasTec North America

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2024 PROJECT UPDATE

July 18, 2024
Hot Springs Angostura

  • MasTec has a main line plow on Todd Drive between Fall River Road and Greg Drive. They will move to Greg Drive between Todd Drive and Renee Drive.
  • One bore crew is working along Shoreview Drive between Waterview Road and Sunny Slope Road. This crew is also working along Off Shore Road, Bunny Drive, and Sea Gull Road.
  • A second bore crew is working along Ridge Road and Angostura Road, between US Hwy 18/385 and Feeder Way.
  • The crew plowing lines to customer premises is on Ponderosa Road, Timber Road, US Hwy 18/385, Hill Side Road, Buffalo Grass Road, and Cheyenne Drive.
  • If you are in the project area and have not yet had a clamshell installed, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

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Hot Springs Minnekahta

  • MasTec’s rock bore crew is working along Hwy 18 between Clubhouse Drive and Whitetail Road.
  • The second bore crew is working along Hwy 18 near Memorial Road.
  • The drop crew is working along Estates Road, Dana Road, Darlene Lane, Clayton Drive and Taylor Lane.
  • If you are in the project area and have not yet had a clamshell installed, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

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July 11, 2024
Hot Springs Angostura

  • MasTec’s crews returned on Tuesday after the Independence Day break.
  • If you are in the project area and have not yet had a clamshell installed, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

Hot Springs Minnekahta

  • MasTec’s crews returned on Tuesday after the Independence Day break.
  • If you are in the project area and have not yet had a clamshell installed, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

June 27, 2024
Hot Springs Angostura

  • MasTec’s plow crew is working along US Hwy 385/18 (Fall River Rd) between Maverick Junction and Wild Turkey Lane.
  • One bore crew is working along Fall River Road between Todd Drive and Greg Drive.
  • Another bore crew is working along Angostura Road, between Lake Vista Drive and Recreation Road, moving south.
  • The crews will be leaving for the Fourth of July holiday break on the 29th of June. They will return to the area on the 7th of July.
  • If you are in the project area and have not yet had a clamshell installed, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

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Hot Springs Minnekahta

  • One bore crew, the rock bore operation, is working along Hot Brook Canyon Road between Sandstone Road and Simunek Court.
  • The second bore crew is working along Simunek Court.
  • The plow crew is also working along Hot Brook Canyon Road between Sandstone Road and Simunek Court.
  • Rock sawing has been completed in this area.
  • The crews will be leaving for the Fourth of July holiday break on the 29th of June. They will return to the area on the 7th of July.
  • If you are in the project area and have not yet had a clamshell installed, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

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June 20, 2024
Hot Springs Angostura

  • MasTec’s plow crew is working along US Hwy 385/18 (Fall River Rd) between Maverick Junction and Brook Drive.
  • One bore crew is working along Fall River Road, between Todd Drive and Greg Drive.
  • Another bore crew is working along US Hwy 385, between N Angostura Road and Feeder Way, moving south.
  • The crew plowing to customer homes is working along Ponderosa Road, Timber Road, and Spruce Drive.
  • Vantage Point is scheduling the remaining clamshell installations.
  • If you are in the project area and have not yet had a clamshell installed, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

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Hot Springs Minnekahta

  • MasTec’s bore crew, the rock bore operation, is working along Estates Road between Hot Brook Canyon Road and Dana Road.
  • The second bore crew is working along Darlene Lane and Dana Road.
  • The plow crew is also working along Clayton Drive and Dana Road.
  • The third bore crew is working along Hwy 18, west of town.
  • Vantage Point is scheduling the remaining clamshell installations.
  • If you are in the project area and have not yet had a clamshell installed, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

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June 13, 2024
Hot Springs Angostura

  • MasTec’s plow crew is working along US Hwy 385/18 (Fall River Rd) between Maverick Junction and Brook Drive.
  • One bore crew is working along Fall River Road, between Scenic Road and Todd Drive.
  • Another bore crew is working along US Hwy 385, between N Angostura Road and Feeder Way, moving south.
  • The crew plowing to customer homes is working along Ponderosa Road, Timber Road, and Spruce Drive.
  • Vantage Point is scheduling the remaining clamshell installations.
  • If you are in the project area and have not yet had a clamshell installed, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

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Hot Springs Minnekahta

  • MasTec’s bore crew, the rock bore operation, is working along Hot Brook Canyon Road between Cold Brook Avenue and Estates Road.
  • The second bore crew is working along Estates Road.
  • The plow crew is also working along Estates Road.
  • The third bore crew is working along Hwy 18, west of town.
  • Vantage Point is scheduling the remaining clamshell installations.
  • If you are in the project area and have not yet had a clamshell installed, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

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June 6, 2024
Hot Springs Angostura

  • MasTec’s plow crew is working along US Hwy 385 between Maverick Junction/US Hwy 18 (Fall River Road) and Spring Canyon Road.
  • One bore crew is working along Fall River Road, between US Hwy 385 and Scenic Road.
  • Another bore crew is working along Old Hwy 79, between Hwy 385 and Angostura Road
  • Vantage Point is scheduling the remaining clamshell installations.
  • If you are in the project area and have not yet had a clamshell installed, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

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Hot Springs Minnekahta

  • One bore crew, the rock bore operation, is working along Hot Brook Canyon Road between Cold Brook Avenue and Estates Road.
  • The second bore crew is working on side routes along Hot Brook Canyon Road.
  • The rock saw is working along Estates Road.
  • The plow crew is working on side routes along Hot Brook Canyon Road which include private drives.
  • Vantage Point is scheduling the remaining clamshell installations.
  • If you are in the project area and have not yet had a clamshell installed, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

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May 30, 2024
Hot Springs Angostura

  • MasTec’s crews were off on rotation over the Memorial Day weekend.
  • Vantage Point is scheduling the remaining clamshell installations.
  • If you are in the project area and have not yet had a clamshell installed, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

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Hot Springs Minnekahta

  • MasTec’s crews were off on rotation over the Memorial Day weekend.
  • Vantage Point is scheduling the remaining clamshell installations.
  • If you are in the project area and have not yet had a clamshell installed, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

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May 23, 2024
Hot Springs Angostura

  • MasTec’s plow crew is working along US Hwy 385 between Maverick Junction and Spring Canyon Road.
  • The bore crew is along Fall River Road between US Hwy 385 and Scenic Road.
  • Vantage Point is scheduling the remaining clamshell installations.
  • If you are in the project area and have not yet had a clamshell installed, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

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Hot Springs Minnekahta

  • Again this week, MasTec has a crew boring and another crew plowing cable along Hot Brook Canyon Road between Cold Brook Avenue and Estates Road.
  • Crews are also working on side routes in this area, including private drives.
  • Vantage Point is scheduling the remaining clamshell installations.
  • If you are in the project area and have not yet had a clamshell installed, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

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May 15, 2024
Hot Springs Angostura

  • MasTec’s plow crew is working along US Hwy 385 between Maverick Junction and Cheyenne Drive. A second crew is boring along Fall River Road between Scenic and Buena Vista Roads.
  • Vantage Point is nearly finished installing clamshells on customer premises. If you are in the project area and have not yet had a clamshell installed, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

Hot Springs Minnekahta

  • MasTec has a crew boring and another crew plowing cable along Hot Brook Canyon Road between Cold Brook Avenue and Estates Road.
  • Crews are also working on side routes in this area, including private drives.
  • Vantage Point is nearly finished installing clamshells on customer premises. If you are in the project area and have not yet had a clamshell installed, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

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May 3, 2024
Hot Springs Angostura

  • MasTec has one crew boring and inserting pipe and one crew plowing along US Highway 385 between Maverick Junction and Spring Canyon Road.
  • Vantage Point is nearly finished installing clamshells on customer premises. If you are in the project area and have not yet had a clamshell installed, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

Hot Springs Minnekahta

  • MasTec has a boring crew and a crew constructing fiber to customer premises working along Hot Brook Canyon Road between Cold Brook Avenue and Estates Road.
  • Crews are working on side routes along this area which include private drives.
  • Vantage Point is nearly finished installing clamshells on customer premises. If you are in the project area and have not yet had a clamshell installed, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

April 25, 2024
Hot Springs Angostura

  • MasTec has one crew boring and inserting pipe and one crew plowing along US Highway 385 between Maverick Junction and Spring Canyon Road.
  • Vantage Point technicians are installing clamshells on customer premises.
  • If you have any questions about scheduling or the installation process, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

Hot Springs Minnekahta

  • MasTec has a boring crew and a crew constructing fiber to customer premises working along Hot Brook Canyon Road between Cold Brook Avenue and Estates Road.
  • Crews are working on side routes along this area which include private drives.
  • Vantage Point technicians are installing clamshells on customer homes.
  • If you have any questions about scheduling or the installation process, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

April 19, 2024
Hot Springs Angostura

  • MasTec has one crew boring and inserting pipe and one crew plowing along US Highway 385 between Maverick Junction and Spring Canyon Road.
  • Vantage Point technicians are installing clamshells on customer premises.
  • If you have any questions about scheduling or the installation process, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

Hot Springs Minnekahta

  • MasTec has a boring crew and a crew constructing fiber to customer premises working along Hot Brook Canyon Road between Cold Brook Avenue and Estates Road.
  • Vantage Point technicians are installing clamshells on customer homes.
  • If you have any questions about scheduling or the installation process, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

April 11, 2024
Hot Springs Angostura

  • MasTec has one crew boring and inserting pipe and one crew plowing along US Highway 385 between Maverick Junction and Cheyenne River Road.
  • Vantage Point technicians are installing clamshells on customer premises.
  • If you have any questions about scheduling or the installation process, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

Hot Springs Minnekahta

  • MasTec has started locating utilities along Hot Brook Canyon Road.
  • Vantage Point technicians are installing clamshells on customer premises.
  • If you have any questions about scheduling or the installation process, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

April 4, 2024
Hot Springs Angostura & Minnekahta

  • MasTec has crews on site and plans to begin construction as soon as the ground dries up.
  • Vantage Point technicians are installing clamshells on customer premises.
  • If you have any questions about scheduling or the installation process, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

March 22, 2024
Hot Springs Angostura & Minnekahta

  • Vantage Point technicians are installing clamshells on customer premises.
  • If you have any questions about scheduling or the installation process, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

March 15, 2024

Hot Springs Angostura & Minnekahta

  • Vantage Point technicians are installing clamshells on customer premises.
  • If you have any questions about scheduling or the installation process, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.


March 8, 2024

Hot Springs Angostura & Minnekahta

  • Vantage Point technicians have begun installing clamshells on customer premises.
  • If you have any questions about scheduling or the installation process, please call Golden West at 1-855-888-7777 and ask for the engineering department.

February 5, 2024

Golden West will bring fiber optic technology
to rural Hot Springs

Golden West will continue to expand its fiber network in rural Hot Springs, including the Angostura East and Minnekahta West areas. Fiber optic technology allows for greater bandwidth and speeds, offering a more reliable and secure connection to the world for all telecommunications services including internet and phone. 

The Fiber to the Home (FTTH) project will convert subscribers from copper cable to long, thin strands of glass called optical fibers, like a strand of hair. These fibers use pulses of light to transmit data and are immune to environmental factors such as electrical currents and water. The multi-year process of upgrading all Golden West customers involves burying about 14,000 miles of fiber-optic cable. 

“Fiber optic technology helps brighten the future of the communities and customers we serve,” says General Manager and CEO Denny Law. “Broadband allows telemedicine to reach every corner, plugs rural classrooms and students into the world, and handles the needs of farm fields pulsing with data.” 

The Angostura East project covers the area east of Hot Springs, including Maverick Junction and east of Angostura Reservoir. The Minnekahta West project covers a portion of Hwy. 18 west of Hot Springs.  Every subscriber who will be upgraded will receive a personal letter in the mail from Golden West soon. Potential new subscribers in these areas should contact Golden West.

Golden West will host an informational open house for subscribers who are part of this year’s construction project. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Mueller Center Annex at 801 S. 6th St. in Hot Springs. Those in attendance can learn more about the project from Golden West representatives and can talk with contractors who will assist with the local project. Attendees can also enjoy refreshments and register for door prizes. 

Three contractors will complete the projects in the rural areas of Hot Springs on behalf of Golden West. MasTec North America will handle construction, and Heberly & Associates will cover easements, permits, and inspections. Vantage Point will serve as the wiring contractor. Golden West will take care of customer service. 

FTTH is a multi-stage project that can take up to a year depending on factors such as weather. Current customers will be transitioned to the new fiber optic technology after construction is complete late in 2024 or early in 2025. At that time, customers will be able to subscribe to Golden West’s faster internet speeds. 

Currently more than three-quarters of the Golden West service territory is served by fiber. The cooperative is committed to upgrading its entire service territory to fiber within the next three to four years. In addition to rural Hot Springs, Golden West will also complete fiber optic upgrade projects this year in rural Custer, and in areas around Witten and Wood where all necessary rights of way have been secured.  

Visit goldenwest.com/FTTH for an overview of the project now and throughout the year. For those who are unable to attend the open house or for things that may come up afterwards, the page also offers the option to submit questions and to 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 ask for the Engineering Department.