Fiber on the Poles

Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2020, 12:00 am

Fiber is in the air! MEC, and contract crews, have been steadily working to stay on track with the Fiber/Broadband construction plans.

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. – Construction of the fiber network backbone began on December 1st, 2020 and to date crews have hung over four thousand feet of fiber-optic line. Crews continue to complete make-ready work to ensure the project continues at a steady pace. “We have completed the planning and numerous steps to get us to this point with the fiber infrastructure now being installed. This is what our members have been waiting for, and we are pleased to reach this milestone with the first phase of member connections to follow the buildout of the backbone,” said Tyler Carlson, CEO of MEC.

Every day we are steps closer to providing members symmetrical and reliable internet. MEC’s fiber buildout will supply TWN Communications the ability to provide reliable internet that our members might not have seen before from other providers in MEC’s service territory.

In addition to the reliable internet, MEC is working to use this fiber in many communication upgrades to enhance our own electrical system. This will include real time meter reads, faster outage notifications, and many more advancements that will ease the lives of our members.

For the most up-to-date notifications sent directly to your email, pre-register at https://www.mohaveelectric.com/broadband/. If you have any further questions or desire more personable information, visit with our Fiber/Broadband Member Liaison, RoJeana Wymbs by either calling 928-763-1100, option 0. Or visit with her at our Member Services Office located at 928 Hancock Rd in Bullhead City.