Fear Not–These Helicopters are Your Friends
The helicopters that will be buzzing along Highway 36 are not your terror ridden CAMP helicopters from earlier summers. These are bringing tidings of good news to Humboldt Co. For a long time Humboldt has been trying to provide redundant high speed broadband services to our area and Three Phase Line, Inc has contracted to instal fiber optic cable roughly along Highway 36 from Cottonwood to Eureka. The plan is to begin the project tomorrow Tuesday, May 31st (the day after Memorial Day) and complete it by September 30 of this year.
According to the press release:
The work consists of attaching fiber optic cable to existing PG&E infrastructure, replacing, upgrading
and/or moving some existing PG&E infrastructure, site restoration and site improvement. Land
vehicles as well as helicopters will be utilized daily as modes for accessing the transmission line right
Regular working hours fall be between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, with occasional work on Saturdays, except holidays. Access to properties via public
roads will be maintained at all times for local residents, business, and emergency services
(Police, Fire, Ambulatory, etc.).
Although some inconvenience may be unavoidable, we intend to do what we can to minimize
whatever impact the construction activities may cause you.
Got any worries? Once construction starts you can contact the Project Manager, Ed Greenfield at (415) 962-9520.
Since Hank is better at figuring out how to make the photo the right size, I borrowed his version.