Block Island Times

As Summer Winds Down, Network Buildout Ramps Up

As the busy, crowded summer season comes to a close, Sertex continues to make strides in building the Block Island Broadband network. Throughout the summer and into the fall, Sertex crews are reaching out to residential property owners to plan underground paths and install conduit.
Permit approvals from environmental authorities, the State Department of Transportation, and Verizon are ongoing. Once permitting is in place, Sertex will begin the process of aerial and underground fiber construction. The Town and Sertex anticipate that customer installations could begin as early as December and expect them to continue through the spring and summer months of 2022.
Connecting with Businesses and Multi-Dwelling Units
Sertex is meeting with owners of business properties to plan the fiber networks that will support multiple business tenants. Review of multi-dwelling units, such as mixed-use buildings and condominiums, has also begun to ensure all parties get the best possible broadband service to meet their needs. These efforts will continue over the next few months as Sertex performs a thorough review of each property and converses with property owners to discuss their specific business requirements.
Celebrating Block Island
To celebrate the progress to date in building the Block Island fiber

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