April 16th’s Eureka Reporter had a strange, vague article about the progress of alternate fiber efforts in Humboldt County. Strange, in that it comes at a time when there is no real exciting news. Vague in that it comes at a time when there is no real exciting news. What motivated the article at this time? Who knows.
I do know that there are several potential projects that will bring alternate fiber to the area by organizations other than AT&T. I also know that these projects are all still at the talking stage, that no one has made a commitment in dollars and until someone does, its vaporware.
I also know that AT&T, in spite of what they say in the article, has been building fiber along the Highway 36 corridor. But when or if they will complete the build is unknown especially given their statement in the ER.
When will this alternate fiber get done? When someone decides they can get a return on investment in a reasonable amount of time.