BEK Fiber Construction

Updates about the 2020 BEK fiber build.

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BEK West

Morton, Oliver, Burleigh, McLean, Emmons, Kidder, Logan, and McIntosh counties

  • Approximately 70% of the mainline fiber is buried to the Morton South area. Connecting this fiber to the BEK network will happen in the Fall.
  • Roughly 46% of drops to homes and businesses are finished.
  • NID installs to new customers 93% done.
  • South Morton fiber splicing 41% done as crews stay close behind the fiber plows.
  • Installation of individual services to South Morton homes and businesses expected to happen in 2021.


BEK East

Barnes, Griggs, Steele, and Cass counties

  • About 95% of the new mainline fiber is buried for the rural Hannaford area. Connecting this mainline to the BEK network will happen in the Fall.
  • Nearly 74% of new rural Hannaford drops are done.
  • NID installs are 85% done.
  • Fiber splicing is 30% finished.
  • Fiber construction is finished in the towns of Sutton, Walum and Laverne.
  • Installation of individual services to the above areas expected to happen in 2021.


Glossary

  • Construction - Process of burying fiber optic cables and connecting them to the BEK Fiber network.
  • Drop - Fiber that goes directly to the premises of a home or business.
  • Mainline - Large fiber cable, or backbone, of the network that feeds all residential and business subscribers in an area. Mainline fiber connects to BEK Headquarters, then to the internet.
  • NID Enclosure - Gray box on the side of your home/business that connects your premises to the BEK Fiber network.
  • Splicing - Method used to join two fiber cables together.


Last page update: August 7, 2020