October 17, 2016

FTS Fiber Active Projects

Kent County Dark Fiber Network

FTS Fiber is installing, operating and maintaining a 110-mile dark fiber optic network for Kent County, Md. The fiber infrastructure will improve connectivity to essential anchor institutions, priority funding areas, industrial parks and communities around the county. Construction began in June 2016 and is scheduled to be completed Fall of 2017.

In November, the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) announced that Kent County won the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance County Best Practices Award for the county-wide dark fiber optic network build. The award recognizes county programs that improve overall quality-of-life and service delivery to county’s residents.

Learn More: Kent County Fiber Network White Paper


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To view our progress on the fiber project, either click a color segment on the map or click the white box with an arrow in the upper left hand corner. Each fiber segment is numbered and listed with the corresponding status. The yellow pins indicate the connected County sites. 

*Please note that not all areas in Kent County are shown on this map. We will continue to add more areas as we make progress.

 

Fiber Construction Progress Updates

7/3 Segment 31 and 9 updated from Construction in Progress to Construction Complete. 7/7 Segment 18 (Rock Hall) updated from Permit Submitted to Construction Ready and Segments 11, 32 (Broad Neck) updated from Construction Ready to Construction in Progress.
6/5 Segments 1 and 5 updated from Construction Complete to Fiber Lit. 6/19 Segment 22 updated from Construction Ready to Construction in Progress. Segment 27 updated from Construction in Progress to Construction Complete.
5/1 No updates due to weather. Construction continues on segments 1 and 5. 5/8 Segments 1 and 5 updated from Construction in Progress to Construction Complete. Segments 9,10, 27, and 31 updated from Construction Ready to Construction in Progress. Segment 18 updated from Permit Preparation to Permit Submitted. Kent Soil, WLG, Betterton WP, Millington ES and Millington WP all have conduit and ready for fiber. 5/15 Segment 18 updated from Permit Preparation to Permit Submitted. 5/22 No updates due to weather. 5/29 Segment 21 updated from Construction in Progress to Construction Complete to Fiber Lit. We are beginning to connect houses in Kentmore Park.
4/10 - Construction begins on segment 21 and 27. 4/17 - Construction on segments 1 and 5 scheduled for completion within the week. Conduit construction on segments 9, 10, and 31 to begin within the week. 4/24 - No updates due to weather. Construction continues on segments 1 and 5.
3/6 - Segment 30 updated from Construction in Progress to Construction Complete. 3/13 - Phase I Complete! Segments 2,3, 4, 6-8, 13-17, 23-26, and 28-30 updated to Fiber Lit. Construction starts 3/16 on the Betterton Fire Station and Galena Fire Station. Construction continues on Worton Campus. 3/20 - No updates due to weather. 3/27 - Construction continues on segments 1 and 5. Betterton and Galena Fire Stations have fiber installed and Humane Society has lit service.
2/6 - Segments 2, 3 and 25 are currently Construction in Progress. 2/13 - Segments 26, 7, and 15 updated from Construction Complete to Fiber Lit. 2/20 - Segments 2, 3, 17, and 8 are updated from Construction in Progress to Construction Complete. Fiber installed in Galena Elementary School. Segments 2, 3, 4, and 24 updated from Construction Complete to Fiber Lit. 2/27 Segment 30 updated from Construction in Progress to Construction Complete. Segment 1 updated from Construction Ready to Construction in Progress.
1/2 - Construction Suspended for the Holiday. 1/9 - Segment 6 updated from Construction in Progress to Construction Complete. Segment 30 updated from Permit Preparation to Construction Ready. 1/16 - Segment 2 and 3 resumed - Construction in Progress. Fiber installed in Betterton Town office. 1/23 - Segment 25 is updated from Construction Ready to Construction in Progress. Segment 17 should be completed by the end of this week (1/27). Segments 15 and 23 are being tested. 1/30 - Segment 25 and 17 updated from Construction in Progress to Construction Complete. Segment 3 updated from Construction in Progress to Construction Complete. Conduit installed in Worton Campus or Kent Maintenance.
12/5 - Segment 8 updated from Construction in Progress to Construction Complete. 12/12 - Segments 14-16, 23 26, and 29 updated from Construction in Progress to Construction Complete. 12/19 - Most of Worton Campus has conduit installed. 12/26 - Construction Suspended for the Holiday.
11/7 - Segment 21 updated from Permit Submitted to Construction Ready. 11/14 - Segment 1 updated from Permit Submitted to Construction Ready. 11/21 - Holiday Break 11/28 - Segment 5 updated from Permit Submitted to Construction Ready. Segment 19 updated from Permit Submitted to Construction in Progress.
10/3 and 10/10 - no updates due to inclement weather. 10/17 - Segment 8 updated from Permit Submitted to Construction Ready. Segment 11 and 32-33 updated from Permit Preparation to Permit Submitted. Segment 15 updated from Construction Ready to Construction in Progress (starting 10/19). 10/24 - Segment 8 and 15 updated from Construction Ready to Construction in Progress. Segment 17 updated from Permit Submitted to Construction Ready. 10/31 - Segment 4 updated from Construction in Progress to Construction Complete. Segment 25 updated from Permit Submitted to Construction Ready.
9/5 - Segment 16, 23 and 31 updated from Permit Submitted to Construction Ready. 9/12 - Segment 32 updated from Pending to Field Surveying in Progress. Segment 33 updated from Field Surveying in Progress to Permit Preparation. 9/19 - Segment 15 updated from Permit Submitted to Construction Ready. Segments 16 and 29 updated from Construction Ready to Construction in Progress. Segment 32 updated from Field Surveying in Progress to Permit Preparation. 9/26 - Segment 3 and 23 updated from Construction Ready to Construction in Progress.
8/1 - Segment 4 updated from Permit Submitted to Construction Ready. Segment 5 updated from Permit Preparation to Permit Submitted. Segments 12 and 33 updated from Pending to Field Surveying in Progress. Millington updated from Field Surveying in Progress to Permit Preparation. 8/8 - Segment 9 and 10 updated from Permit Preparation to Permit Submitted. Segment 12 updated from Field Surveying in Progress to Permit Preparation. Segment 26 updated from Permit Submitted to Construction Ready. 8/15 - Segment 11 updated from Pending to Field Surveying in Progress. Segment 29 updated from Permit Submitted to Construction Ready. 8/22 - Segment 26 updated from Construction Ready to Construction in Progress. 8/29 - Segments 2, 4 and 24 updated from Construction Ready to Construction in Progress. Segment 7 updated from Construction in Progress to Construction Complete. Segment 11 updated from Field Surveying in Progress to Permit Preparation.
7/5 - Segments 6-7 updated from Permit Submitted to Construction Ready. Segment 28 updated from Construction Ready to Construction in Progress. 7/11 - Segment 17, 26, and 29 updated from Permit Preparation to Permit Submitted. Segment 22 and 27 updated from Permit Submitted to Construction Ready. Segment 30 updated from Field Surveying in Progress to Permit Preparation. 7/18 - Segments 2 and 3 updated from Permit Submitted to Construction Ready. Segment 9 updated from Field Surveying in Progress to Permit Preparation. Segments 13 and 28 updated from Construction in Progress to Construction Complete. Segment 31 updated from Pending to Permit Preparation. 7/25 - Segments 6 and 7 updated from Construction Ready to Construction in Progress. Segment 24 updated from Permit Preparation to Construction Ready.
6/6 - Segments 1, 5, 19 updated to Field Surveying in Progress. Segments 8, 16-17, 22, 25-26, and 28 updated to Permit Preparation. Segments 2-4, 6-7, 14-15, 20-21, 23-24, and 27 updated to Permit Submitted. Segment 13 updated to Construction Ready. Segments 9-12 and 18 Pending. 6/14 - Segment 1 and 19 updated from Field Surveying in Progress to Permit Preparation. Segment 8 updated from Permit Preparation to Permit Submitted. Segment 10 updated from Pending to Field Surveying in Progress. Segment 20 updated from Permit Submitted to Construction Ready. Segment 13 updated from Construction Ready to Construction in Progress. 6/21 - Segments 1, 16, and 25 updated from Permit Preparation to Permit Submitted. Segment 5 updated from Field Surveying in Progress to Permit Preparation. Segment 9 updated from Pending to Field Surveying in Progress. Segment 10 updated from Field Surveying in Progress to Permit Preparation. Segment 18 updated from Pending to Field Surveying in Progress. Segment 29 added - Permit Preparation. 6/27 - Segment 14 and 28 updated from Permit Submitted to Construction Ready. Segment 22 updated from Permit Preparation to Permit Submitted. Segment 30 added - Field Surveying in Progress. Segments 31-32 added - Pending.