Eagle Mountain Fiber Construction Plan Update

We held a construction meeting yesterday to plan the fiber build to the remaining Eagle Mountain subdivisions that are still on copper lines. This year we will continue  upgrading  Eagle Point, and this winter, begin construction in Mount Airey—replacing the old copper plant with brand new fiber optic cable direct to each home.

We know that those of you still on copper in other areas are anxious to know how soon we will be bringing fiber to your neighborhood. The good news I have been authorized to share is that by the end of 2015, we plan to have the entire southern part of the city totally upgraded to fiber. We also laid out a 7-year plan to build fiber to every remaining home in the city.

This is obviously going to be an enormous project, requiring millions of investment dollars, but we feel that each person in Eagle Mountain deserves fiber to the home, despite the current federal government’s objections to remote areas having better networks than the larger urban centers. This is our community, and we are committed to ensuring the economic vibrancy of Eagle Mountain.

Directcom fiber optic cable splicers, Rod and Lani, with our fiber-splicing trailer.

The time is coming when there will be large economic opportunity gap between those who have fiber optic cable to their homes, and those without. We want you to be on the right side of that gap—the up side, the fiber haves.  Having access to unlimited broadband is the future to economic development and personal educational opportunity, and someday each home that wants to be part of the global information economy will probably require minimum speeds of 100 Mbps. Fiber is essential. Fiber is the future.

This build will be unprecedented along the Wasatch Front, especially since all public utilities are required to be buried in Eagle Mountain, so bringing fiber to every last home will require thousands of underground bores. We hope you will be patient as we roll out this plan and ensure that Eagle Mountain will always have the premier fiber broadband network in Utah.

Directcom construction crew with new reflective jackets so they won't be run over by any jogging strollers in Eagle Mountain.

Directcom construction crew, outfitted with new reflective jackets so they won’t be run over by any jogging strollers in Eagle Mountain.

About Brigham Griffin
Brigham Griffin, Marketing Director for Direct Communications, resides in rural Idaho, and has been with the company since 2005. Brigham has an MBA from the University of Utah, and a BA in Communications from Brigham Young University. He also serves as an adjunct professor of marketing at Idaho State University.

6 Responses to Eagle Mountain Fiber Construction Plan Update

  1. Tyson E. Dewsnup says:

    Once I have fiber to my home, I’ll be a Directcom customer again!

  2. Craig Weinheimer says:

    Cant wait for fiber to my house in liberty farms

  3. Stephanie says:

    I’m wondering when/if ever, there will be Internet capabilities in White Hills? The Internet service out here is terrible and expensive. We’ve been a part of Eagle Mountain for a while now and I’d like to see this happen in the near future. I bet there would be more customers for you as there are over 100 homes in the neighborhood.

    • We would love to be able to serve the White Hills area, and try to provide more EM residents with the great service we offer. However, the situation in White Hills is unique because it is outside of our certificated area, and is in CenturyLink territory. But, the way things are changing so quickly in this industry–who knows what the future may bring–do you have an HOA or some community representatives that we could meet with to discuss options that might be available?

      • Stephanie McCarthy says:

        That would probably be me. I run the community safety program for the neighborhood so I’m kind of the liasion between our neighborhood and some of the Eagle Mountain officials. I’d like to schedule a time to meet. At this point, most of us are using various options to get internet/tv due to low signals, etc and it would be wonderful to have alternate options, even if it’s just sometime in the future.

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