REGION — Fidium Fiber, a brand from Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc, have announced they will be expanding their services to more than 6,800 homes and businesses in Livermore, Wilton, Chesterville, Dixfield, Fayette and Jay regions. Construction is anticipated to begin Tuesday, Jan. 2, in the new year with additional build-out scheduled for the coming weeks.

In an construction alert email, Fidium Fiber stated they “appreciate your patience while we upgrade neighborhoods to 100% fiber internet.”

Fidium Fiber plans on sharing more information on the fiber build progress through town and city officials, as well as residents through mailers, door hangers and construction alerts.

“Fidium representatives will be visiting neighborhoods to share more about what to expect during construction and how to sign up to be the first notified as soon as service is ready to install,” the email stated.

Fidium Fiber customer-centered, consumer and small business fiber broadband service offering symmetrical multi-gig speeds and exceptional service. Owned by Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc, the announcement brings to light what Consolidated Communications has been planning for the community in terms of expansion.

It was previously reported in the Livermore Falls Advertiser that the future of broadband internet in the town of Wilton was uncertain.

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The arrangement between Matrix Design Groups and the Wilton Board of Selectperson is coming apart with the failure to provide a 50% market value in the town of Wilton.

Furthermore, there has been no word from Charter Communications Inc about the acquisition of Beeline Cable and what customers can expect from the changeover. It was previously reported in the Franklin Journal Farmington selectmen approved transfer of ownership of Bee Line Inc. to Spectrum Northeast LLC, a subsidiary of Charter Communications Inc.

Representatives from Charter Communications Inc stated the transfer could take up to 18 months.

A representative of Consolidated Communications reached out to the Livermore Falls Advertiser to share more details on the expansion. In a conversation with Vice President of Market Development Sarah Davis from Portland, she shared Consolidated Communications would be expanding into Wilton using their own capitol.

She added that one road with some multi-dwelling units had higher cost than what they normally pay for installing infrastructure, and Consolidated Communications was having conversation with the town over how to cover that cost.

When asked about the competition that has stirred in the town, Davis stated that she was not concerned.

“In Maine,” she said, “people are really excited about the product, and people are really taking the product well, even in places where there is competition, so Wilton will be no different.”

Consolidated Communications is also open to any question community members may have. Exact start dates for construction will very by location. For additional question regarding the construction or services, please contract [877] 769-4771.


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