It has been two months since I last provided an update on the great work going on here at Sandhill. So far this year, we have hit the ground running installing more roadside cabinets in the hardest to reach parts of our territory to improve broadband service. We are also well underway in our fiber deployment throughout the town of Pageland. At the current pace, we should begin installing customers on our new Fiber To The Home (FTTH) service the second half of the year. About 75 miles of new fiber will be installed this year alone in our territory, which puts us slightly ahead of our long term goals.
On top of fiber, Sandhill in also investing in the future of our communities. Smart home technology is taking off at a rapid pace, and our Security team is here to assist you with all of your new needs. The television industry is in the middle of a huge shakeup and we are working hard to make sure you get the best options you can. Lastly, as 3G wireless services start to wind down for the major cellphone carriers, we will be working to provide the latest 4G HD devices to our Members.
This will be an exciting year for Sandhill as we continue to grow. As always, we are thankful that you, our Members, continue to grow with us.
Lee Chambers CEO / General Manager