After receiving requests from more than 30 communities expressing their interest for CTI’s fiber internet, phone and television services, the company decided to start planning for the next expansion.
The scope was narrowed from more than 30 communities to 15 prospective communities based on a number of factors such as geographic location, community size and cost of construction. These remaining communities worked hard to raise awareness of the need and gain interest of residents, as well as meet the municipal requirements set by CTI.
With the growing need of fiber internet services, co-owners Billy Williams and Adam Vocks decided that one community would not be enough to satisfy the demand.
“After narrowing down to ten communities, we continued to try to narrow the number down to a few. But we found that all ten were worthy projects and tough to turn away from, so we thought, why not build them all!” Williams said.
Today, the company has announced that they will build to ten communities that met the required level of interest, including Coffeen, Edinburg, Fillmore, Irving, Litchfield, Owaneco, Pana, Raymond, Stonington and Witt. The expansion is the biggest project the company has taken on in their 21 years of business.
“We’ve had such an incredible demand to bring reliable, fast and affordable fiber optic services to so many areas during this expansion consideration,” Vocks said. “Ultimately an accelerated expansion plan allows us to positively affect more homes and businesses that need access to our services.”
The company recently completed the first phase of a two-and-a-half year expansion plan in Montgomery County. With Nokomis being completed, the company is now focused on finishing the Hillsboro construction phase.
While the company has not plotted an exact schedule or timeline, construction is expected to begin in summer of 2020.
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