Redevelopment Commission met briefly on Monday night and heard about
progress on the Chesterton Fiber Optic Network project, known as CFON, which
broke ground in January 2018 and is nearing completion.
senior vice president of sales and marketing for NITCO, reported on CFON and
said that NITCO has added four new fiber optic customers the past month,
with 90 customers total. They look to add more customers to the network soon
since they have completed running fiber under the Amtrak railroad. “We will
be signing new customers in the Town of Porter. Customers are liking what
they’re getting. No one in the town of Porter has signed up yet because we
haven’t been able to get across the Amtrak lineÑuntil recently. People in
the town of Porter have been anticipating us and the fiber coming, so now
that we’re under the tracks we can add more customers,” said Carroll, noting
that the Porter Police Department will be installed to the network on
November 4. “The fiber goes all the way to Yost Elementary and down Beam
Street,” he added.
Town Engineer Mark
O’Dell stated that the project will wrap up in the coming weeks and his
department will be working on the warranty documents.
Commission President Jeff Trout lauded Carroll and the town engineering
department for their efforts and stated, “This has always been a project
bigger than Chesterton. It’s about reaching out and helping to get everyone
up and running.”
No other business
was discussed and claims and meeting minutes from September were unanimously
approved by commission members.