The Island-wide fiber broadband is coming to Block Island

Construction is underway! click to get Project updates

The Town of New Shoreham and Sertex are excited to continue moving ahead with the launch of BroadbandBI! We’re building the first municipal fiber-to-the-home network in Rhode Island to deliver fast, reliable high-speed Internet to everyone who lives and works in our community. The project has come a long way, and we genuinely appreciate your support and patience.

Currently, Sertex crews are busy installing underground conduit, primarily on private property and along private roads. Construction will commence on major roadways after the busy summer season. In addition to Sertex construction work, pole make ready work by local utilities will continue across the island this summer and is a critical step in network construction. Please visit for the latest construction updates.

More than 1,500 property owners have registered for fiber installation! Thank you to everyone who has 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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