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By Steven Spencer
Last week, crews entered phase three of construction in Hardin as the Illinois Electric Cooperative and Calhoun Fiber work to bring fiber optic cables and faster internet throughout Calhoun County.
Once construction is complete in Hardin, crews will begin work in Batchtown this October. From Batchtown, the project will roll into Kampsville, with plans to have Kampsville completed by April 2023.
After its completion, more than 420 miles of fiber optic cable will have been run throughout Calhoun County. The multi-year project is projected to be completed in 2025.
Calhoun Fiber emphasized that easements are vital to the project and encouraged anyone interested in the fiber optics to sign one and encourage their neighbors to do so as well.
“We’re continuing to build out in network,” Kurtis Weber, Design Engineer, said in a project update. “We’re contacting people either right before or during the time of construction. So that being said, there’s obviously several areas that we’ve already built. If you live in those areas and have not yet been connected or we have not built to you, give us a call and we’ll be more than willing to get you installed as fast as we can.”