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When we started developing plans for our fiber network, there were a lot of options when choosing how to design it. In the end we chose to go with a GPON style network in order to provide the best service and reliability for the largest number of customers. What exactly is a GPON network though?

GPON stands for Gigabit Passive Optical Network. The key benefit of this style of network is the way it provides customers with service.  By utilizing passive splitters in the fiber distribution network, GPON networks become a point-to-multipoint access mechanism. Sounds high-tech, but what does that mean for you, the customer?

Construction in Phase 2 continues east of Millersburg, MO and installations are going smoothly. A whopping 141,000 ft of fiber is now in the ground in Phase 2 and growing. 

Cabinets have been ordered for the northeast section of the Phase 2 area, which will connect light signals to a fiber hut near Fulton, MO. Fiber Internet and phone services will then be delivered via these light signals sent from a laser down fiber-optic glass lines the size of a human hair.