— Hut is an important step in the fiber construction process. —
Limon, CO – On Thursday, March 3, Mountain View Electric Association, Inc. (MVEA) installed a fiber hut at the Limon substation. Another building at the substation might not seem very exciting, but these huts provide secure housing for fiber optic cable and connectivity components. This hut is an important step in connecting members in Limon to fiber broadband.
MVEA has partnered with Conexon Connect to bring fiber broadband to 100% of MVEA’s members in the next five years through Connect, powered by Mountain View Electric Association. Portions of Limon are included in the first phase of the fiber broadband build.
For Limon residents not included in the first phase of construction, MVEA is currently discussing the timing and location for future construction phases. Factors in planning where the broadband network will be built next include substation size and system redundancy.
Because MVEA will own the fiber infrastructure it will benefit all members – including enabling the benefits of smart grid capabilities to the electrical infrastructure, improved power outage response times, better load balancing, and more efficient electricity delivery.
If MVEA members would like to stay up to date on the fiber broadband construction process and when high-speed internet is available to them, they can learn more on the MVEA Broadband website.
Additionally, for members who are landowners, with questions about how fiber will be installed on MVEA’s existing infrastructure, or have questions on easements they’ve received, you are invited to attend an MVEA Fiber Project Open House on March 17, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Limon Office (1655 5th Street, Limon, CO).