Massive Amounts of Fiber and Equipment Have Arrived to Bridge the Digital Divide in the Northeast
It’s gettin’ real y’all! Our dream to bridge the digital divide is quickly becoming a reality in the Hudson Valley. We’ve been quiet about our progress lately but for good reason! That’s because we’ve been so busy ordering, assembling, unloading and organizing our materials to make sure everything is ready as we begin construction in the Kingston area, Town of Ulster and Saugerties. From watching our fiber being assembled to receiving countless deliveries of materials, including fiber, handholes, strand and more, we are building momentum, and we’re not slowing down any time soon!
A few weeks ago, Archtop Fiber leaders Jeff DeMond, Chairman and CEO, Shawn Beqaj, Chief Development Officer, and Mike Scardina, VP of Engineering & Technology, took a trip to South Carolina to see the assembly of the fiber that will make up our expansive, world-class broadband network.
“We had an incredible time seeing Archtop’s actual fiber being assembled right before our eyes. It’s amazing to think that this fiber – approximately 22 million feet of it – will have a life-changing impact on underserved and overlooked communities that have waited years for this day,” said Jeff DeMond. “The sheer magnitude of this project really hits home when you see the impressive amount of fiber all in one spot. This is more than just delivering Internet access. It’s about empowering communities’ businesses, schools, households and hospitals with new opportunities, new jobs and the assurance of a bright, well-connected future.”
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FUN FACT: Archtop’s initial fiber orders extend nearly 22 million feet, roughly the distance between New York and Alaska!