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Heath Highspeed Broadband Update

August 25, 2019 Update

Heath Broadband is a community network; those coordinating our network build include volunteer Heath residents.

Our goal is to provide fiber to all homes in Heath that wish to subscribe.

Our sustainability is based on people subscribing to the service.

We envision a network where all homes in Heath will have access to 1 Gigabyte of service that will enable you to:

  • have the fastest internet service available
  • stream movies and TV
  • work from home
  • choose to subscribe to phone service through the internet
  • ensure your home is ready for a future where broadband is an expected and necessary utility
  • make your home "fiber-ready" in the event you choose to not subscribe during initial enrollment. (Note: neighboring towns are experiencing an increase in property values related to broadband).

When?

Current schedule indicates all homes in Heath will be "live" by end of December 2020: Pole replacements are happening now; the contractor for fiber installation will be selected within a month; First Heath customers may have service in July 2020.

How much?

Will depend on the speed you choose and whether you choose to include phone service. Anticipated monthly estimate of price to customers for internet alone is $59.99 to $110.00.

What's next?

As the network build is nearing completion you will be notified about the services offered and given opportunity to subscribe; we anticipate starting our marketing campaign and signing up customers in April 2020.

Heath Broadband team: Bob Bourke, Art Schwenger, Sheila Litchfield Jan Carr, Ned Wolf.

Attached File:

Calendar of Events
Historical Commission -- SCHEDULED
Mon, Mar 4, 2024, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual
Mon, Mar 4, 2024, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
18 Jacobs Road
Posted to: Library Trustees
  • Attached File: 2024 Trustees Meeting Notice 03 04.docx
  • Tue, Mar 5, 2024, 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
    18 Jacobs Road
    Posted to: Town Clerk
    Tue, Mar 5, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jacobs Road Municipal Center Cafeteria
    Posted to: Select Board
    Wed, Mar 6, 2024, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Zoom
  • Attached File: CHF 2024-03-06 Agenda
  • MLB Meeting -- SCHEDULED
    Tue, Mar 12, 2024, 11:00 am - 1:15 pm
    virtual
  • Attached File: MLB 2024-03-12 Agenda
  • Select Board Meeting -- SCHEDULED
    Tue, Mar 12, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jacobs Road Municipal Center Cafeteria
    Posted to: Select Board
    Select Board Meeting -- SCHEDULED
    Tue, Mar 19, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Jacobs Road Municipal Center Cafeteria
    Posted to: Select Board
    Wed, Mar 20, 2024, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
    via Zoom
    Posted to: Board Of Health
    Thu, Mar 21, 2024, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Room 135 JRMC
    Posted to: Council on Aging
    Latest News
    The Heath Cultural Council recently announced funding recipients for the 2024 grant cycle.
    CLINICS IN WEST COUNTY
    Listen to Previous Meetings: https://townofheath.org/p/67/Audio-Recordings
    See attached document for the complete list