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Bloomer Telephone Broadband Eagle Point

Update October 13, 2022

Main line is all in, will be continuing with splicing and plowing.  Currently 60% of those eligilble are signed up.  If interested you need to sign up soon! Please hit the link below for Bloomer Telephone to contact you for more information, or call: 715-568-4830.

https://bloomer.net/progress/

Update August 11, 2022

We appreciate the Town’s partnership to expanding broadband in Eagle Point.  Crews have been hard at work and making great progress.  We have roughly 14 miles of main line completed in Eagle Point and are almost done with the HWY 178 corridor.  Drop crews will be following up behind placing drops into homes, followed by the splicers.  It will take the splicers sometime to get everything prepped, spliced, and tested end to end.  Once completed we will be calling and emailing folks to let them know we’ll be scheduling installs.  First in the 178 / Chippewa river area, likely late Q4.  It will take a few months to get everyone installed, but will be well worth the wait.  We will work as quickly as possible to get everyone turned up.

We currently have 134 sign ups,  7 pending, and 97 locations that have not responded to mailers, in person visits, or door hangers.  Noted some of these are empty lots that we did place peds in front of for the future.  Please talk to your neighbors to make the best use of the grant funding while it is still available.  After the grant is closed out full construction costs will apply to connect in, with an average cost in the $700 – $2000 range, and much more for a difficult or long drop.

***Please have people sign up sooner than later.  This will help the crews work more efficiently speeding up the time to getting your brand new fiber optic internet installed!  With late October sign up many times the drop will not be put in until the following year, delaying the service turn up to next summer.  Please call or stop into the office with any questions, we’d be glad to help!

We have received many inquiry’s outside the scope of the current project.  The project has been designed for future growth and we document all of these and will consider for future grant projects.  If waiting isn’t an option, we can always give a quote for customer funded construction.

Bloomer Telephone Company

Bloomer, WI

O: 715-568-4830

 

Update as of 7-19-22

Please go to https://bloomer.net/progress/ to start pre-registration and see if your address is in the grant project.  We will then contact you to setup a time for a site survey for the fiber placement to your home.  The sooner you sign up the better, it will allow the crews to work more efficiently while in your area and save possible delays of getting the service installed.  It is also important to sign up now while there is grant funding, as fiber drops after the grant is completed can cost thousands, vs the $125 now.   Any questions please call (715-568-4830) or stop into the office and we’d be glad to help!

Crews are now working along the Chippewa River on 193rd, 192nd, 191st Streets Eagle and Wissota Heights.  They will be starting soon on 120th Ave, Wissota Shores and Island View Shores.  As of 7/19 we have over 5 miles of fiber in Eagle Point buried.

https://townofeaglepointchippewa.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Tilden_Eagle-Point_Build_Press-Release.pdf

The Town of Eagle Point Board as of July 1, 2021 voted to support and committ $300,000 of Eagle Point’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to Bloomer Telephone for broadband expansion in the town .  Bloomer Telephone will be seeking funding from the State and needs the support and monies in order for the State to grant funds for this project. 

As reported at the town board meeting October 18, 2021 we were notified they have been awarded their grant money needed from the State for Eagle Point.  Fiber optic cable has been ordered.  It is the hope to start the project late spring, early summer of 2022.  Start and finish date will depend on the timing of receiving the material needed for the project.  Weather may also cause some delays in the project.

If you have any questions on where or if it will be installed in your area please contact Bloomer Telelphone at 715-568-4830