In October 2019, the SELCO Commission voted to pursue a Fiber to the Home deployment to bring fiber internet service to every home and business in the Town of Shrewsbury. Construction on this project began in 2020 and is expected to take three to five years to complete.
This superior technology will provide consumers with the bandwidth and speed needed for modern life. Fiber service offers outstanding reliability and symmetrical upload and download speeds that best support learning and working from home as well as video streaming, gaming, smart home “internet of things,” and so much more.
SELCO’s Fiber deployment will help drive economic development and facilitate smart city initiatives. It is our belief that we are building the foundation needed to keep Shrewsbury a highly desirable community in which to work and live.
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Our deployment plan consists of three phases, starting in the northern part of Town. The map below shows the areas covered by each phase and estimated construction dates. Fiber will become available in individual neighborhoods throughout the construction process as work is completed in different areas. Customers will receive notification when they are able to sign up for Fiber service.
How much will this project cost and how is it being funded?
The total project cost is estimated to be around $30M. Half of this project will be paid for using funds that have specifically been set aside for plant upgrades. The remaining $15M is being financed through a bond authorized at Town Meeting in 2020.
Why did SELCO decide to go with Fiber to the Home instead of some other option?
How much will Fiber service cost compared to my old cable modem service?
In general, SELCO’s residential Fiber internet packages are $10 more than cable modem service. Our current pricing and packaging can be found at SELCO.ShrewsburyMA.gov/internet
Why is Fiber internet service better than traditional cable modem service?
When will Fiber be available in my neighborhood?
I see crews running fiber in my neighborhood. When can I expect Fiber service to be available?
I received a notice that crews will be working in my area and installing equipment on the exterior of my home. Do I need to be home when the box is installed? Will I be charged for this equipment?
Will I lose internet service when your contractors install this equipment on my home?
How does Fiber get to my home?