On October 25th, Downeast Broadband received official notification from Consolidated Communications that “make-ready” work for the first set of pole attachment applications had been completed. Here’s how the process works:
- Downeast Broadband applies to the pole owners for permission to attach fiber optic cable to the poles in question
- The pole owner(s) and applicant (DBU) inspect each pole to determine if the pole can accept another attachment and if so, where the attachment should be located
- The pole owner(s) then estimate the cost for “make-ready” work to be completed and submit the estimate to the applicant
- DBU pays for the estimated make-ready cost
- Pole owner(s) perform the required make-ready work and notify the applicant that the pole is “ready” for fiber attachment
In Calais, the first streets to be “fibered up” will be: Mahar, Odey, Willow, Lafayette, Calais Avenue, Academy, Main and Spring.