Click the questions below to see answers to our most frequently asked fiber questions.
The graphic above shows the five main reasons Central is expanding its fiber network throughout its entire service area.
Central began steps to increase our smart grid capabilities 10 years ago when we worked with our power provider, KAMO, to install fiber at all of our substations. This led to numerous advances in our distribution system operations, which means that we are better equipped to performed predictive analysis. This means we are able to increase system uptime, while also decreasing outage duration.
The Central board of trustees has decided to move forward with expanding fiber communications throughout our entire service area in an effort to increase connectivity in the field. Members will benefit from a smarter electric gird and the potential of modern rate designs, but also the capability of fiber internet services being offered to the home from the full system buildout.
Mainline construction began in late October 2020 in the Stroud, Stillwater and Perkins areas. The entire project will take 5-7 years to complete, and the first member connections are projected to begin spring 2021
We will be working as quickly as possible to build-out a fiber network that has connectivity across our entire system. The entire project will take 5-7 years to complete, and construction began in the Stroud, Stillwater and Perkins areas in late October 2020.
Currently, there are not any areas ready for sign-ups. To stay abreast of the latest information regarding fiber, complete the form located at https://mycentral.coop/fiber. As soon as fiber becomes available in an area, we will notify the members living in that area.
Unfortunately, bundled billing will not be available. Centranet bills will be due on the 1st or 15th of the month.
We are finalizing our terms and conditions, and total pricing structure, including fees.
We are finalizing pricing details and will release them as soon as we can. We are working to make pricing affordable and easy to understand.
We are finalizing all pricing details, including any installation fees that may be associated with it.
Central has created a limited liability company, Centranet LLC, that will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Central. Operating under a split business model will mean that those who take fiber service are not subsidized by those who do not.
Yes, it will be unlimited data! We know you have enough to worry about without being concerned about any data limits so take this one off your list!
Absolutely, you can stream with our service, and if it makes your life more enjoyable to do so, we recommend it!
The entire fiber buildout for all of Central’s service area is a 5-7 year project. We promise to work as quickly as possible to bring fiber to every Central member. Be sure to register here for the latest updates and to express your interest.
No. Central will not offer video (TV) service at this time but will consider it as we progress through the project and evaluate the member demand. We have decided to focus on improving our overall operations by increasing the connectivity in the field so we can provide better electrical service to our members and, in turn, help members be better connected to the digital world by providing high-quality, reliable and affordable internet service.
It will. Fiber technology allows for VoIP (voice over internet protocol) phone service. Phone service will not be launched with internet service, however, it will be coming soon!
No! You get your own fiber optic cable all the way to your home or business. Fiber to the Home (FTTH) is the type of system Central is building to ensure increased connectivity in the field and for our members, reliable, fast internet service. Unlike wireless, cable, satellite, and DSL internet, fiber optic connections provide over 1,000 times as much bandwidth as copper and can travel more than 100 times further without losing signal strength. Fiber optics use the speed of light to transport data, which means that it is fast! Central’s network will be 100% fiber.