Sand Prairie, the broadband division of Jo-Carroll Energy, has announced details for the Galena fiber-to-the-premise pilot projects, as well as information on its fiber internet service offerings.
Residents and businesses in the Galena pilot area are now able to sign up for service, which is planned to begin later this year. The pilot area includes the immediate downtown Galena business district as well as apartments and residences along portions of Commerce, Water and Bench streets between U.S. 20 and Meeker Street.
Jo-Carroll Energy and Sand Prairie members in the pilot area will soon receive subscription information. An online form will be available also. Initially, Sand Prairie offers three fiber packages: Fiber-Link Lite, Fiber Link and Fiber-Link Supreme. Package prices begin at $74.99.
Timeline for construction of the FTTP pilot project was adjusted due to the availability of materials. Construction of the fiber system in the Galena pilot area is now expected to begin in September, with installations beginning in November. The Galena pilot is expected to be complete by Dec. 6. Work on the previously announced Savanna pilot is deferred until 2017.
Members who are not in the pilot area will soon be able to express interest online. Watch for updates on this and other Sand Prairie services.