Clackamas Broadband Express (CBX) Project staff is excited to begin the New Year with the completion of over 40% of the overall project! Another major development over the last several months is the completed installation of crucial equipment at the County’s Development Services Building, North Station hub in Clackamas and Sandy City Hall. Construction crews have also been working diligently east of the City of Sandy, steadily pulling fiber as far as possible toward Government Camp along Highway 26 before the heavy winter weather sets in. Additional construction efforts over the next several months are expected to take place within the cities of Milwaukie and Sandy as well as in and between the cities of Colton and Molalla.
We expect construction of both middle mile and last mile routes to be robust in the coming months. As CBX project staff enter the first quarter of 2012, several goals have been set. The first goal is to complete the construction of an additional 25 miles of fiber optic infrastructure for an overall total of 96 miles with the close of March. A second goal is to complete 50 connections to community anchor institutions. CBX staff has also begun circulating Service Level Agreements to a handful of public entities with a goal to work with every anchor site by the end of this quarter.
Clackamas County is continuing its efforts to engage potential partners in meaningful conversations about the opportunities the new fiber optic infrastructure will provide. The County is working with several local telecommunications providers and government agencies to share conduit and secure access to rights-of-way. The CBX Team is looking forward to making significant progress on the project in the coming months and over the next year. Please stay tuned for more updates!
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