Digital Transformation Project Press Kit

KEY POINTS

  • To begin the project, a 100 Gig, redundant transport connection has already been brought into town to provide the primary connection out to the World Wide Web.
  • Construction will be completed in 22 phases over the next 24 months
  • Fiber internet services will be available to over 15,800 homes and businesses in the Elko, Spring Creek, and Lamoille.
  • The peak of construction will consist of eight construction teams running simultaneously to connect homes as they are passed, with the first customers expecting to be connected as soon as November.
  • 908,000 feet of conduit already staged for construction.
  • Over 440 miles of main-line conduit in the ground when construction is completed.
  • Customers will be able to select from plans ranging from 250Mbps to 10Gbps, with a 1 Gbps plan costing only $119/month.
  • Service is designed to make internet easy:
    • NO construction fee
    • NO installation fee
    • NO activation fee
    • NO contract
    • NO price hikes
    • NO data caps
    • NO throttling
    • NO credit check
    • NO rental
    • NO waiting for the gas company
    • Access to home security solutions
    • Options of home and business networking solutions

The Digital Transformation Project, a $50 million, 2-year project, is an investment into the Elko, Spring Creek, and Lamoille communities; a commitment to providing superior service and future-proof technolo-gy that will provide benefits in every facet of business and home life, including online business, telehealth, online schooling, and even streaming television.

In support of the local community, Nevada Gold Mines (NGM) will lend Anthem Broadband $30 million through a community-based funding mechanism that will allow for the money and interest paid on the loan to go back to the community fund and allow for investment growth to benefit local communities well into the future.

Anthem Broadband will begin construction by the end of August and is committed to providing service to everyone in Elko, Spring Creek, and Lamoille, with plans to expand into other nearby communities including Battle Mountain, Carlin, and Wells.

The key to the success of this project is that Anthem Broadband will be utilizing redundant service paths to the east and west to provide the most reliable service available. It will also use an Active Ethernet construc-tion design, where most providers settle for a GPON service. The primary differences are GPON cuts costs by sharing connections between multiple homes and neighborhoods. Active Ethernet is more costly and uses considerably more conduit and fiber. In the long run, it provides everyone with a direct connection to a main service switch and creates an infrastructure that is easier to upgrade and expand in the future.


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