What to expect:  

We have been hard at work to ensure everyone knows that we are bringing your community fiber optic internet! More importantly, we are bringing speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. This means that you will have an opportunity to get internet that is several times faster than anything seen in town before!   To prepare Beaverlodge for the future, new fiber-optic infrastructure is deeply important. To ensure this massive upgrade lasts decades, we will bury this infrastructure! Unfortunately, even in the best weather conditions, installing new underground infrastructure is hard and dangerous work, here is what you need to know about the project. 

Progress so Far

We’ve continued to work hard through June, laying hundreds more meters of fiber optic cable and conduit! You will have seen our crews working behind 6th and 7th Ave moving south, and then working towards the highway from the east side of town. Through July the crews will continue working west to connect all of the residential areas, and start getting our local businesses connected to high speed fiber internet. We will be activating our fiber network in the constructed areas very soon! If you’re interested in beta testing our new services, be sure to fill out our form at LightUpBeaverlodge.ca/beta. Construction typically only lasts on each street for a few days, and then we are on to connecting the next! You can follow along on a weekly basis on our Facebook page here where we will outline where you will expect to see the crews each week! Any breaking news will be shared as soon as we are able through our Facebook page as well.   We do pride ourselves on hiring and training local. If you’re interested in seeing how you can contribute to building a world class network in your own backyard, be sure to look at our job postings here! There are  a few more things you should know and expect as things warm up and we get to work in your neighbourhood:  


Before the project begins down your alleys, side streets, and the drop comes into your yard, you will see flags begin to pop up all around. This is the first step at bringing fiber to your hope and the installation of your drop. If you’ve registered for services you will be notified when we start this process for your home. These flags are incredibly important as it tells the construction crew where important infrastructure, like gas and electric, is located. If you see these flags, please ensure that you do not touch or remove them from the ground. If a crew is unable to see a flag or the utilities below it could cause serious damage to your utilities or cause harm to the crews. Flags are placed to mark utilities already buried on the town’s public right of ways, or if you’ve registered for services, up to your home. Right of ways are typically within the first 1-2 meters of a property, and can at times be located in your front or back yard. Please ensure that if you see construction coming down your street, there is access to the right of ways so progress can move by quickly! If you have questions about your property lines and where right of ways are buried, you can contact the town office firectly. If you would like to let us know about private utilities on your property where we will be building, please call our main line and let our team know. For more information on locates, visit UtilitySafety.ca.  

Installing the drop

This is the easy part! We don’t need access to the home, so no appointment is needed. We will be able to complete this based on our techs availability. Our crew will come by and knock/ring first before getting to work. They will install the conduit from our access point to just outside of your home. They do this by making use of a vibratory plow, to install the fiber cable just beneath the ground. All you’ll see is an orange piece sticking out of the ground ready for us to install the ONT, and your fiber services, indoors. From here we can book a technician to get your service up and running!  

It Can Get Messy

Progress is going very well, but when working with hydrovacs it can sometimes get a little messy. Because we are building buried infrastructure under/in wet ground, progress on our new construction will require this to complete properly. Follow our Facebook page to keep yourself updated as we push through this spring to connect you sooner! 


We are building underground construction, which means we dig holes and small trenches for the fiber lines to run down! Although we deploy directional drills and vibratory plowing equipment that reduces the amount of soil turned, we still create a small mess. But fear not, we always remediate anything effected by our work and ensure that it will return to its healthiest form in suitable time.   Our team will wait for the ground to properly settle after we’ve unturned it. This can take a few days, to a few weeks dependent on the weather. At that point, we set the earth to final grade and plant new seed for your lawn to regrow to its previous health! It is a small price we need to pay to keep construction moving so we can continue to connect homes and businesses as fast as possible!  

How do I sign up!?  

If you would like to register for service now, check out our world-class products and services HERE! (And remember, you will NOT be charged anything until the service officially begins after installation).   Visit our Sign-Up page or give us a call at 1-888-CFO-2947 (ext 2, for Sales)