Fiber Internet is Coming

The schedule below is intended to provide an outline for the fiber build for the next several years based on the most current assessment of our project. The sequence of the build phases was driven by two primary factors: proximity to PIE&G’s headquarters and the nature of our design. The construction is estimated to take about a year for the completion of each phase. Pre-registration will be available later this summer when we launch our new fiber website.

Locate Your Zone

Below are the four build phases that include associated neighborhoods in each zone with the corresponding substation abbreviation. To find which phase you reside in, please see the first two letters of your “Map Location” listed on your billing statement, and compare it to the substation abbreviations corresponding to each zone or area below.

PHASE 1
Begins Q1 2022, tentative
Substations included:

  • Onaway (ON)

  • Canada Creek (CC)

  • Black Lake (BL)

  • Tower (TW)

  • Fingerboard (FB)

  • Mullet Lake (ML)

PHASE 2
Begins Q1 2023, tentative
Substations included:

  • Cheboygan (CN)

  • Hammond Bay (HB)

  • Millersburg (MB)

  • Hawks (HK)

  • Hagensville (HG)

PHASE 3
Begins Q1 2024, tentative
Substations included:

  • Posen (PS)

  • Grand Lake (GL)

  • Alpena (AP)

  • Hillman (HN)

  • Avalon (AV)

PHASE 4
Begins Q1 2025, tentative 
Substations included:

  • Beaver Lake (BV)

  • Atlanta (AA)

  • Lewiston (LW)

Discover the 7 Steps of Building a Fiber-to-the-home Network

This series of construction steps will be repeated for every feeder associated with each substation in each of the four phases. The time each step takes is dependent on a number of variables including length of the circuit, terrain and soils, weather, and other external factors. Time frames are estimates only.