Lenoir City Utilities Board has announced that, after a slight delay, construction of the LCUB fiber optic broadband network is underway. This is the beginning of LCUB’s fiber optic network upgrade that will provide electric utilities grid modernization, as well as provide the infrastructure to launch fiber-to-the-premise broadband services to all LCUB Electric customers.
The construction of the fiber optic network, which was originally set to begin in June 2022, was initially delayed due to supply chain issues with fiber components. Construction began with an informal gathering with Lenoir City Mayor Tony Aikens August 17th at the job site at 9am. This kick-off is an underground build outside of the Harrison Glen subdivision, near the Harrison Road/Glenfield Drive intersection in Lenoir City down the street from Lenoir City High School. First in-home services are projected to be available in this neighborhood in November.
LCUB customers may visit www.lcub.com/broadbandsearch to obtain initial information about LCUB’s Broadband offerings, and to check the timeline of availability for their neighborhood.