Boring is Complete
02 July 2018

Boring is Complete

With the wet weather we’ve had, it’s amazing that our contractor, Central Cable, has only had one rain day so far. Boring, the horizontal drilling process that our contractor uses to put the fiber in the ground, is now complete. Most recently the crews have been working in the rural areas of New Albin, completing all of the main line.  There are about 60 drops (fiber connections to the home) left to do to in the rural areas. Only a handful of drops to homes remain to be done within the city limits.


  • 602 homes and businesses will be upgraded to fiber.
  • Approximately 120 miles of fiber optic cable will be installed.
  • Construction is estimated to begin in June and to be completed by September of 2018.
  • Customers will begin enjoying the benefits of fiber in the fall of 2018.
  • New Albin residents can expect to see vehicles/workers from AcenTek, CNS and Central Cable throughout the life of the project. CNS is the engineering company. The contractor for the project is Central Cable and all splicing and customer cut-overs will be handled by AcenTek.