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Ordering fiber optic cable for the Metronet could take awhile

Posted: Wed, Feb 1, 2012 7:42 PM

Decorah's Metronet Board, which is working to bring a fiber optic cable system to the community, has learned of a possible serious delay.

While the board has opened bids on construction of the project and has hired Voltmer, Incorporated as the contractor, it may have problems getting materials.

Engineer Lindsay Erdman told the board Wednesday that suppliers are saying there's a 40-week waiting period for supplies of fiber optic cable.  If true, that would mean the fiber optic cable wouldn't arrive in Decorah until the first of November.