In December 2020, Joe Wheeler EMC launched FlashFiber internet with the goal of providing all JWEMC members with the best internet service.
Now, more than a year later, FlashFiber has made tremendous progress in reaching this goal. The first members were connected in June 2021 and today, FlashFiber has close to 1,000 subscribers.
However, many members in our area still do not have access to quality internet service. Building a fiber network is not an easy process. It takes time and a lot of resources to build a network that will last for decades to come.
There are five steps needed to bring fiber internet to your home. Over the course of the next few months, we will break down each step to give a glimpse into all it takes to bring FlashFiber to your area.
Step 1: Pre-construction
Our main goal is to bring FlashFiber to as many members as quickly as possible, but we also want to make sure that it is done properly. This is where careful planning and the pre-construction crews come in.
Pre-construction crews prepare the area for the teams that will bring the fiber to your neighborhood and to your home. They assess the accuracy of the design maps and estimate the supplies and equipment that will be needed to build
in an area. If you see these crews in your neighborhood it doesn’t necessarily mean fiber will soon be available to you, but it is an important step in the process of bringing fiber to your home.