EPHRATA - Subscriber growth on Grant PUD’s expanding fiber network is noticeably “solid” in 2019. Work to supply fiber optic line for the purpose of tapping into high-speed internet is all but complete for customers living on the off-island portion of Crescent Bar and Trinidad. Senior Manager of Wholesale Fiber Russ Brethower said he anticipates three additional areas coming online in August, with the remaining five areas included in the 2019 expansion having construction completed by year's end.
Through the end of June, 1,319 new customers have subscribed for service many of them iFIBER Communications customers. Grant PUD anticipates 2,575 new fiber customers by the end of 2019.
Beyond the nine areas scheduled to receive fiber service this year, there is no time frame for expanding to other areas. Any further expansion will be based on the overall financial conditions of the utility and the network.
For a full list of the anticipated expansion sequence, visit www.grantpud.org/getfiber