What’s happened since our last update of Downtown Holland progress?
As of this week, 96 customers have connected. That’s up from 84 in March, still shy of BPW’s goal of 113 by the end of 2018. BPW has done zero marketing to get these new customers. They plan a small marketing push this fall.
As the Sentinel reports, BPW has “completed” the downtown build. This doesn’t mean they’re stopping. It means they’re closing out the initial contracts with their construction partner. New customers can still sign up anytime.
The project came in over 30% under budget. Total cost was $811,563 and estimates were around $1.2 million. Their 10-year rate of return is 4.4%.
We still want new customers. I personally know one who just signed up, and we expect more to come. There’s also a lot of new development coming in the service area.
Next, we’re still waiting to get the service area expanded. We’re working on getting more information, and will share more as soon as we can.
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When might Gigabit service be available north of Lake Macatawa? I’m just north of Ottawa Beach Road east of the state park.
I am out near barkton drive north side of holland and begging and pleading for server to expand out here. so I can ditch charter and become a life time Gigabit customer.
When will the rest of Holland downtown areas be expanded into? Any updates for those in the 18th street area?
Daniel Walker We’re hoping to get some discussion this month. I’ll put up a post as soon as we have definitive info.