Two years ago, Pella citizens overwhelmingly approved forming Pella Fiber with a 92% support level. This past April the Pella City Council approved a construction contract with Excel Utility to construct a fiber optic network within our community. This network will encompass approximately 72 miles and will allow Pella Fiber to provide gigabit internet speeds along with video and voice services to our community. Excel plans to begin construction on this network in early June and is tentatively scheduled to complete the project by the end of the year.
“We are excited to work with Excel on this project that will continue throughout the year. Initially, you’ll see our construction teams in Zones 7 & 8, North of Monroe street and periodic progress updates will be given at pellafiber.com and on the Pella Fiber Facebook page,” said Doy Ousley, Telecommunications Director.
While construction begins in June, Pella community members have not yet missed the chance to sign up for a site survey. This pre-registration includes a drop permission form which gives the City of Pella the approval to run an underground fiber line to your address. Site survey sign up is at pellafiber.com. The survey and line installation are FREE, and you are not committed to receiving services from Pella Fiber.
Pella Fiber services are offered with no contracts and are projected to be ready for customers to take advantage of in the spring of 2021. If you want to learn more about Pella Fiber’s services or have any questions regarding the project, please call the team at City Hall. 641-628-4173.
Pella Fiber is a municipal utility managed by the City of Pella offering internet, phone and TV service. As a homegrown initiative, Pella Fiber is uniquely dedicated to providing reliable connections to the people and businesses in the Pella community. Fiber delivery will be available to addresses inside the corporate limits.