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The Island-wide broadband network is coming to Block Island!

Register now for a fiber connection!

The Town of New Shoreham and Sertex Broadband Solutions are bringing reliable high-speed Internet service to Block Island residents, businesses and visitors. Underground drop construction to properties is expected to begin soon, with planning already underway.

Sertex engineering professionals are working with the Town to secure necessary permits, validate property addresses, and map “Fiberhood” service areas. During this time, property owners are asked to register and submit a service request to confirm their interest in getting a fiber drop.

After your registration is submitted, your property will be assigned to a Fiberhood. Sertex will begin contacting customers in mid-March to schedule on-site consultations. We will meet individually with property owners to conduct site assessments and discuss the fiber deployment requirements. With more than 60 miles of underground drop construction included in the island-wide network, the process of scheduling and conducting appointments will continue throughout the spring timeframe. Construction of underground and aerial drops to properties will be on-going.

Thank you to property owners who have already registered!

About Sertex Broadband Solutions

Sertex is an expert in fiber optic infrastructure deployment in the Northeast. With over three decades of experience, we specialize in partnering with rural communities to build and operate gigabit fiber broadband networks that consumers are demanding in the 21st century world. After working with New Shoreham to successfully complete the first phase of fiber broadband to its community anchor institutions, Sertex was chosen through a competitive bid process to build out and operate the fiber-to-the-home network. Sertex crews will be on-island throughout 2021 and are responsible for performing construction, installation, and maintenance services.

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