Fiber Optic Network Buildout Nears Completion in Remote New Shoreham, RI
In the final days of September, just weeks before the New Harbor Boat Basin Marina closes for the season, Sertex construction crews extended underground fiber conduit onto the dock at Block Island’s Great Salt Pond.
The work was completed in preparation for the activation of island-wide high-speed fiber internet service. Images show a Sertex crew member attaching fiber conduit along the dock’s bridge deck and girders to the harbormaster’s shack. Construction workers wore flotation equipment and carefully timed installation to ensure safety, considering the weather and tide-related changes in water levels. The first municipally-owned fiber optic network buildout in Rhode Island, BroadbandBI will be operational later this year.