Fiber to the Home Project

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The Utica/South Lesterville area about three miles north and west of Yankton will be added to the Golden West fiber network in 2024.

Contractors:
Pre-Wiring & Installs – Golden West
Engineering Consultant – CHR Solutions
Construction Contractor – Ripley's, Inc.
Customer Service – Golden West

Broadband internet access is coming to the Utica area!

Golden West's fiber-optic network connection will allow you to perform everyday activities online more easily for education, business, healthcare, entertainment, and more.

CHR Solutions, a contractor working for Golden West, will begin construction in the area in early April 2024. For your safety, every worker has a Golden West name badge. Those at eligible addresses who pre-order service should have a broadband connection by fall 2024.

At that time the following speeds will be available – with no data limits and no contracts – as follows:

  • up to 250 Mbps – $64.95/month
  • up to 500 Mbps – $84.95/month
  • up to 1 Gbps (1 Gig) – $104.95/month

Golden West also offers Wi-Fi plans to serve all of your many wireless devices.

  • Ultimate Wi-Fi – $11.00/month. This plan offers exceptional security protection and access control, along with a router lease and Golden West Wi-Fi technical support.
  • Managed Wi-Fi – $6.00/month. This plan includes a router lease and Golden West Wi-Fi technical support.

Don't miss this opportunity!

Sign up in April while work is in progress to get free installation and avoid construction charges that may apply later. An advanced payment of $60.00 will be collected later before service is activated.

For more details about the project, review this handout.

Confirm your address is part of this project and SIGN UP NOW!

Golden West serves dozens of communities like Utica across South Dakota. We hope we can connect you soon, too, to all the things that matter most!

Enter your address in the form below to verify your address is part of this project and that it will have a broadband internet connection from Golden West available by fall 2024. If you see, "Good News" and plan to subscribe, complete the form provided. Then Golden West will contact you to schedule the first appointment to bring the infrastructure to your home or business.

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2024 PROJECT UPDATES

May 23, 2024

  • Ripley’s is doing cleanup in the areas where construction is complete.
  • Golden West is installing clamshells on homes for people who have signed up for service.

May 15, 2024

  • Ripley’s has finished burying mainline fiber except in the Highway 81 construction area. They will be doing cleanup in the coming week.
  • Golden West is installing clamshells on homes for people who have signed up for service.

May 2, 2024

  • Ripley’s is plowing mainline fiber northeast of Utica along 300th Street.
  • Crews should be done with construction by the end of May.
  • Golden West is installing clamshells on homes for people who have signed up for service.

April 25, 2024

  • Ripley’s is plowing mainline fiber northeast of Utica, moving toward 300th Street.
  • A second crew is plowing on 304th Street east of Utica.
  • Golden West is installing clamshells on homes for people who have signed up for service.

April 19, 2024

  • Ripley’s is plowing mainline fiber on 435th Street north of Utica. When they reach town, they will move to 304th St and head west.
  • A second crew is plowing on 304th Street east of Utica.
  • Golden West is installing clamshells on homes for people who have signed up for service.

April 11, 2024

  • Ripley’s has begun boring (drilling and inserting vacant pipe) under road approaches and waterways in the rural area.
  • Golden West is installing clamshells on homes for people who have signed up for service.

April 4, 2024

  • Ripley's is moving materials and equipment to the area.
  • They plan to get construction underway on April 9, weather-permitting.
  • Golden West will be scheduling clamshell installations for people who have signed up for service.