Great Lakes Energy continues to study the deployment of high-speed fiber Internet service. A random survey of residential and seasonal members was completed Nov 2. The results of the statistically valid survey along with the results of engineering feasibility studies for deploying fiber will be presented to the GLE Board of Directors in November.
Should the service be justified from a business standpoint, it could initially become available to members as a pilot project in the Petoskey service district as early as 2019. The new program would then be monitored in action to better analyze whether it’s meeting our expectations. Expansion of the service into other GLE service areas would be the goal if the pilot project is implemented and found to be successful. However, it would take years to complete the expansion due to the large territory we cover.
More information will be available on this potential project as it becomes available.