The good news is that fiber optic cable is coming to Bar Harbor and Mount Desert. The bad news is that there will be a period of time when Fidium Fiber trucks will be working along the roadside beginning as early as March 22nd.

The red-shaded area is where crews will be working

Fidium Fiber
Fidium Fiber

We are told that the work of installing new fiber optic lines along roads and in public utility areas requires some digging and climbing of utility poles. Crews will be working along the edge of private property within the public right-of-way and/or public utility easements. This work may require some temporary traffic detours, noise and dust. Paint markings and/or flags may be placed in areas where construction is active. Flags will be removed once work is complete in the area. Crews will work quickly, clean up after themselves and will aim to minimize any disruption.

More information on the fiber build progress will be shared with town and city officials, as well as residents. Mailers, door hangers and construction alerts will be distributed to keep the public informed, and Fidium representatives will be visiting neighborhoods to share more about what to expect during construction

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