Since beginning construction on the Pella Fiber network nearly one year ago, the City of Pella and its contractors have made significant progress on installing the nearly 75 miles of fiber optic lines necessary for this project. The testing phase is well underway, with several residences having volunteered to be Pella Fiber test customers.
“When Pella Fiber was formed, the City Council felt it was extremely important to provide reliable services and excellent customer service within our community,” explained Pella Mayor Don DeWaard. “I would like to thank our test customers for working with the new utility, as this will help ensure reliable services are provided across the network.”
Once the testing phase wraps up, retail services will be offered in locations where construction has been completed. It’s likely services will become available this summer/fall; Pella Fiber will notify pre-registered residents once services are available in their location. Fiber delivery will be available to addresses inside corporate limits.
“We anticipate construction continuing in segments of the community throughout this calendar year,” said Mayor DeWaard. “To date, the response to Pella Fiber has been extremely positive, and we have received nearly 3,100 pre-registrations.”
Residents can still pre-register by visiting pellafiber.com, calling 641-628-4173, or stopping by City Hall at 825 Broadway Street.
Pella Fiber is a municipal utility managed by the City of Pella offering internet, phone, and TV service. In addition, the electric utility will use the fiber optic network to provide smart meter technology in the future. As a homegrown initiative, Pella Fiber is uniquely dedicated to providing reliable connections to the people and businesses in the Pella community.