Fiber Expanding into Central City Areas
Fiber to the Home delivers the fastest, most reliable Internet service available! We are expanding our fiber network and will begin building fiber to the home to serve eligible of residents in Central City and Merrick County. Please contact Hamilton customer service to see if your Central City address is in our eligible territory.
Fiber to the Home Data Plans
These speed tiers do not include or need a phone line. If you would like Hamilton Phone Service in addition to internet services see the standard fiber pricing plans below. All fiber plans include unlimited usage.
Standard Fiber Plans
Standard Fiber Plans require purchase of Hamilton Phone Service or a separate transport fee. Please contact Hamilton customer service for additional phone service/transport fee pricing information. All fiber plans include unlimited usage.
Faster speeds may require updating your wireless router. Contact our tech support team to learn which router is best for your needs.
*Cobalt TV subscribers should note that their IPTV streaming will be included in the 1 Gig download speed provided in the ULTIMATE data plan.
Custom business tiers are available with additional features,
please call Hamilton’s Sales Team for more information.
Connecting your Home to Fiber
- Fiber to the Home and Wi-Fi Capabilities: What You Need to Know
- Do you need better Wi-Fi coverage in your home? How about Parental controls? Check out our managed Wi-Fi option instead of a traditional router.
Why are you adding Central City now?
Hamilton Telecommunications was awarded a grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development to assist in costs to provide fiber to the home service to 250 eligible households in and around Central City. The eligible households covered under the grant include some households in and around the city but does not include the entire city or all households in Merrick County.
When will you be putting fiber in my community?
According to the guidelines included in the NDED grant, Hamilton Telecommunications will start working in the Central City area before the end of September and plans to complete all installations for this initial group by December 31, 2020. Once the installations included in the grant area are complete, Hamilton will address any boundary changes or additional requests for fiber service.
What if I don’t live at one of the eligible households?
The terms of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development grant that is funding this project allow Hamilton Telecommunications to provide fiber service to certain addresses in the Central City area. If you do not live at one of the eligible addresses and are interested in receiving fiber service from Hamilton, please contact us or complete the survey at www.HamiltonTel.com/IWantFiberCC
Are you doing FTTH in the entire service area, and does that include rural areas?
According to the terms of this particular grant, Hamilton Telecommunications can provide service to certain addresses. Most of these addresses are outside of the Central City city limits, but this list does not include all of Merrick County. If your address is part of this group, Hamilton Telecommunications will contact you via postcard and telephone call to set up the appropriate site visits to connect your home to Hamilton’s fiber network.
What will the construction process look like? Will they tear up my yard?
Construction begins with the fiber optic infrastructure that we have already deployed throughout the service areas. Fiber will be deployed to a distribution point, or node, closest to your home. Hamilton employees or contractors will arrive in your neighborhood to mark the locations of your water lines, sewer lines, and gas lines in preparation for local construction. We will ask you to mark and locate any specific items that may be obstructed during deployment, such as sprinkler lines. The fiber will be buried through your yard in a very thin line approximately 12 inches deep and you will notice very little difference in your yard when construction is complete. Construction crews will be mindful of your landscaping and will work to minimize any long-term impacts to the appearance of your yard.
What will the outside of my house look like? What boxes/equipment will be there?
In some cases, the fiber will run directly to your house and to the current box you already have on your home for DSL and telephone access. In other cases, a new location may be chosen if it is determined to be a better location to receive the fiber.
If you’re starting in my town, how long will it take to get fiber to my house?
This project will provide fiber service to approximately 250 addresses starting in mid to late September and will be completed by December 31, 2020. Hamilton crews will complete the work in one neighborhood/geographic area before moving on to another. It is important to watch for and respond to communication from Hamilton to connect your home while crews are in your area and to keep this project on track.
How fast will my Internet speed be?
Fiber will allow us to deliver much faster Internet speeds than we ever have before. All Internet plan speeds will increase and the technology will allow for even higher speeds in the future without significant additional construction for the foreseeable future.
See the images above for speed availability and information.
When will you be in my community/ neighborhood?
Hamilton is currently developing a construction schedule. It is difficult to predict exactly when our crews will be in each area, but all work in the Central City area will be completed by December 31.
Fiber to the Home is great… and I need it now.
Our goal is to have the greatest impact by reaching as many customers as we can, as soon as we can. We recognize that we have customers with high bandwidth needs who may need it sooner. There will be occasions based on need that we are able to get to a customer’s home sooner. Please contact us or complete the survey at www.HamiltonTel.com/IWantFiberCC to let us know of your needs.
Who is responsible for damage to my property?
We will be very careful burying the fiber and our fiber technicians are very mindful of your property. We will do our best to return your yard or property to its previous state when complete and you should notice little to no difference once complete.
What do the flags in my yard mean?
The flags in your yard are marking utilities so we are aware where different lines, such as electric lines, gas lines and water lines are buried when burying fiber.
How deep do you have to bury the fiber in my yard?
The main line is buried 42 inches deep. The lateral lines to the easements or right of ways are buried 24-36 inches deep. The fiber drop to the house or pedestal will be roughly 12 inches in depth.
Will anything need to be done inside my home? Wiring changes?
There will be new equipment to install that allows us to connect the fiber to the port directly in your home and there will be a need to route cabling from the outside of your house to the location of the new equipment inside the house. Hamilton will contact you to set up a site visit to determine these needs as well as the best place to put the fiber equipment.
Do I need special equipment to get the full speed through my Wi-Fi?
As with all wireless routers, it depends on the age and capability of the router. Most routers purchased from Hamilton should be able to deliver the speed you have purchased. However, for subscribers selecting one of the higher speed plans, it may be beneficial to upgrade to a Wi-Fi router that has greater bandwidth capabilities. These higher speed wireless routers are available for purchase from Hamilton or a number of other retailers. Customers may also wish to subscribe to our managed Wi-Fi service offering extended Wi-Fi range and parental controls in the home. See this link for more information.