Fiber Update 01/30/2018

Board of Selectmen

Board of Health

Town Hall, One North Main Road, Otis, MA 01253-0237

(413) 269-0100

 

January 30, 2018

 

Fiber Update

 

As of today our subcontractor Sertex has started running the Fiber backbone down Pine Rd. to start our pilot section. Our hope is that we will start lighting up homes in this area starting the beginning of March.

 

We would very much like all residents to visit www.otisfiber.com and fill out an application so we can try and determine who is interested. You have three choices for service.

  1. Sign me up for the $69.95/month service for 1gb up and 1 gb down. This is approximately 1,000 times faster than current DSL service
  2. Please bring fiber to my home but I am not ready to commit to service. If you are not going to sign up for service this is the recommended selection as the Town will pay to bring the fiber to your home. If you do not select this option and want fiber at a later date you will have to pay to be connected.
  3. I do not want to have fiber to my home.

 

When you go to the site please make sure when you get to the address block you only type in your street number and not your whole address. When you type in your street number your address should appear below the address block. Please click on your address and it should pop into the block. You would then click on the green block to the right. If you do not see an application appear you have an error. If you are having issues please call 413-297-8135 or go down to the Town Hall and see Lisa and she can do it for you. Determining the number of subscribers is essential in helping us determine our costs.

 

As for dates on when the rest of the phases will be hooked up, we are currently waiting on Verizon to give us approval. They are significantly behind and we are working with them and the Governor’s office to get this moving more quickly. Once we get dates from them we can more accurately predict when we will be able to move forward.

 

Thank you for considering Otis Fiber.

 

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