REMC Fiber Technician, Jason Berry, stands with Tiffany Bender of rural Shipshewana. Tiffany and her and husband, Chad, became the 2,000th customers to receive REMC's fiber-optic broadband.
Over 700 LaGrange County residences are connected to LaGrange County REMC's broadband services! Though we wish that number was higher, we are excited to continue the push towards having the nearly 5,000 pre-registrations connected!
More installs each week!
We are continuing to ramp up each phase of the project! We are now installing about 35 new fiber connections each week. This is up from about 20 each week at the beginning of process.
New zone open for applications!
We are now taking applications from the areas south of Big Long Lake! Because this zone is bigger than some others, we broke it down into five subzones. Residents in the first subzone have received an email with a link to the application. If you haven’t gotten the email about submitting an application and you are in our Big Long Lake, Pretty Lake, McClish Lake zone, we will be in touch with you in the next couple of weeks! Be watching your email for the link to submit your broadband application soon!
Installations have steadily continued over the past several months.
We continue to make progress in all stages of our fiber project.
As you may know by now, there are several stages for connecting to broadband; from pre-registration, collecting the actual application, all the way to in-home installation. Please know we are just as excited as you to get you connected! As we rely on several contractors to assist us in this massive endeavor; they each require a large backlog of guaranteed work to bring their crews onsite. In order to create that backlog for the contractors, we are often requesting information from you at each of these stages – then waiting on the contractors to complete that work for you, before we can move on to the next stage. Please understand there could be many weeks or even a couple of months in between each of the steps below, as we work through this large buildout across the county.
In-home installations are under way!
We are now connecting homes in LaGrange North, SR 9 North and LaGrange East zones.
New look, more information!
- Collecting applications
- Site surveys
- Drop construction
- In-home installations
- In service
Making construction progress
We’re happy to announce that construction efforts are finally making progress. We have released another zone, Pigeon Lake. This area is now open for site surveys and applications. If you are in this zone, please check your email for an application. Reminder, you will be contacted by Vantage Point for the site survey.
We've reached the next phase of our broadband build out!