NCL received word late Friday afternoon from Asa Gage, Director of Network Operations, at IBEC in Alabama, of notification by Verizon that – they (Verizon) would proceed with installation of specialty circuits to connect the BPL network to the internet. We have been telling you about the stand off for weeks here.
The brief e-mail to NCL late Friday from IBEC said:
“Verizon has given us a commitment to proceed. They are supposed to begin installing the remaining two sites and will finish MS1 after testing for GPR.”
We have asked for clarification as to what “GPR” means, but know the “MS1” reference to mean the primary installation at The Martin’s Store Substation at the intersection of VA Route 151 & 6 E.
Verizon, has not, verified this to NCL as of this post.
More as we know.