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Newsletter

This page is frequently updated in order to reflect more detailed proceedings starting the 1st Qtr.
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SEPT 1, 2017
The speed of Fiber optics run all the way to your home is now available for sign up to those in the trial loop. 
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AUG 8, 2017
Due to the Aug 2nd micro trenching installation trial being stopped by circumstances beyond our control, we were informed tonight that a previous softscape type installation will have to be utilized tomorrow, in order to complete the trial path on the far north of the loop and in order to provide the promised service capability to all scheduled in the trial run on the south side of Poplar Drive.
A fiber softscape installation crew will start and may finish tomorrow Aug 9 in this area.
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AUG 2017 NOTICE:
A Google micro-trenching installation crew is now scheduled on site Aug 1st. No parking on the streets adjacent to the trial area. 
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JULY 2017 NOTICE: The Google Fiber "trial" project team has chosen the following area for the mini micro-trenching trial and installation is tentatively planned for the beginning of August. It will circle the area between the east side of N Oak on the west, the south and west side of Poplar Drive on the north and east, and the north side of N Woodland Drive on the south. Google Fiber has determined this to be the best location for the trial budget, which is not intended to cross any of these streets @ this time.
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APRIL 2017 NOTICE: After an extended period of deep contemplation and considerable fore-sight, we have accepted an opportunity to have Google Fiber do a small trial run of a newer faster micro-trenching deployment technique in the Village of Oakwood. Although the trial will be small and limited in scope, we consider this to be an opportunity to get the process started and to eventually have Fiber Optics available in our entire Village sooner than we would otherwise have it available to us without this trial. Fiber Optics availability will not hurt our property values either.
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MARCH 2017 NOTICE:  All previous attempts to get Fiber Optic cable in our Village have failed. However, we have recently been presented a first of it's kind (in the greater Kansas City area) opportunity to participate in a new "trial installation technique" that is planned to install faster, be more economical, and promote higher customer satisfaction, than any other. All attempts by your board to get our entire Village included in the trial have been denied (do to it being a limited trial on a limited budget). All attempts to obtain any guaranteed time line for expansion beyond the trial area have been denied (do to this being a trial only) with the bottom line being the following: We either accept the mini trial that is offered now, or turn the offer down and just hope for the best in the future. If we turn this offer down, they will absolutely do the trial elsewhere. If the trial is a success, wherever it is done will be the area more apt to be expanded sooner than otherwise. Since the installation of fiber optic cable runs are so long between houses in our Village of Oakwood, we believe this may be our only opportunity for a long time, to start the process of eventually getting fiber available to our entire village, sooner than would otherwise be possible.