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30-Apr-2020April 2020 Fiber Construction Update

A lot has changed since our last update in February. We have all been impacted by COVID-19 and its effects on how we work and interact. Our services are considered to be essential business and our crews and contractors remain on the front lines continuing efforts with our fiber construction project. We are doing all we can to protect our team and all of you by following Virginia guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are making a lot of progress with Phase 2 of the project. Mainline construction on the first 100 miles is complete, and in-home installations for Millboro and remaining Bratton’s Run consumers begins May 6. Thayer is making great progress on mainline construction of the second 220 miles of Phase 2 and is about 15% complete, running ahead of schedule. 

Below is an updated table that summarizes all current and planned construction for 2020:

While construction is still going on in your area, be sure to take advantage of our “free service drop” promotion if you live in an eligible area. You can do this online by visiting our website http://shop.barcconnects.net or calling 800-846-2272 and one of our Customer Service team members will be happy to assist you. 

Data collection for eligible service addresses in the Town of Goshen is complete and we will be sending out additional information to those eligible consumers soon, including what to expect during construction. 

If you have any questions or concerns about the project, our crews, or anything related to BARC services, please contact us at 800-846-2272 or via email at support@barcconnects.net. You can always stay up to date on our progress by visiting http://www.barcconnects.net/news or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BARCElectricCooperative

As we all adjust to a new way of life, please know our team will continue moving ahead as safely as possible to provide critical infrastructure to serve you. Stay safe and be well. We are all in this together!