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Chesterton fiber optic network connects to Porter

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By HEATHER AUGUSTYN

The Chesterton 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.

Thomas Carroll, 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.

Redevelopment 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.

 

Posted 10/28/2020

 
 
 
 

 

 

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