11:58AM December 21, 2018
As 2018 comes to an end, the DTC Communications fiber build continues at speed, with some areas planned for completion by the end of 2019.
The Kennedy Creek area will be the first to see the results of the project, with completion expected in early 2019. A few other area residents will also see fiber in their neighborhoods by the end of the first quarter of 2019. These areas include Cookeville Highway, north of the Smithville city limits, as well as Plunkett’s Creek and Rawls Creek roads.
Residences in north and east Norene should have fiber available by mid-2019, while south and west Norene residences can expect access to fiber later in the year.
Improving the quality of life
DTC Communications is building a first-class fiber network as part of its mission to improve the quality of life for members and the region it serves. The goal of every project is to provide the opportunities that come with having the most advanced connectivity.
Because building a new network is a massive, time-consuming undertaking, DTC prioritized builds based on population density, the quality of current copper lines and the availability of existing services.
The cooperative wants to provide, in a financially sustainable manner, underserved and unserved areas the economic, educational and vocational benefits of a state-of-the-art internet network. Achieving these goals sometimes first means starting in more densely populated regions to make serving less populated locations affordable. The DTC Communications network expansion can now accommodate more high-cost, demanding builds.
The fiber build is the largest infrastructure project these counties have seen in years, and DTC is excited to meet the challenge. With top-notch technology and quality of service second to none, DTC fiber is building on its cooperative history.