Alexander Updates

May 20 | Update by Ted Carter

The Alexander Broadband Project continues to move towards completion by the end of 2021 to early 2022. Site preparation for the Colocation Building will begin soon. Once the site preparation is complete the building will be delivered, set up and made ready for the installation of broadband fiber in town. Fiber installation on the poles will commence once the first of the 4 pole applications is approved by Consolidated Communications hopefully by early August.

April 15 | Update by Ted Carter

The Alexander Broadband Project Continues to move towards completion.  The pole survey will be finished April 14th as only the Pokey Road and a small section of the South Princeton Road remain to be surveyed.  So then all four sections will be completed.  The Consolidated surveyor believes he will have two of the four make ready estimates available for billing at this time.  Once payment is made Consolidated Communications and Eastern Maine Electric Co-Op need to approve the applications within 90 days.  So by the end of July construction could begin for those two sections. The remaining two sections will soon follow. The colocation building, the central hub, is on hold for the town. Once the site, behind the town office, is prepared it will be delivered and installed later this spring. The town, with selectman JR Gibson taking the lead, is working on a grant from Connect Maine.  Connect Maine has expressed strong support for cooperative efforts such as ours with the Downeast Broadband Utility (DBU).  The application is due April 29th.  Any further financial support on top of the $10,000.00 received from the Maine Community Foundation will be wonderful. This is truly an exciting project for Alexander’s future as we continue to build our ramp to the information highway. Further updates will be provided when warranted.

March 18 | Update

JR Gibson confirmed as VP for Downeast Broadband Utility Board.
3 out of the four first pole surveys have been completed.
We anticipate the first customers for Alexander to be hooked up at the end of 2021.

February 22nd | Pole Applications

First of four pole surveys have been completed with CCI and EMEC. The Central Office location has been determined.
Going forward all Alexander updates will be posted monthly.

October 15th | Welcome to The Board

Alexander selectman JR Gibson and alternate Ted Carter are added to the DBU Board.

August 24th | It started with an idea and now it’s becoming reality!

“The Town of Alexander will soon be the first to join Calais and Baileyville as part of Downeast Broadband Utility (DBU), a utility organization formed by the Town of Baileyville and the City of Calais.” Alexander Votes Overwhelmingly to Join Downeast Broadband Utility | The Calais Advertiser