Updated: Apr 8
Great news! The Trustee meeting on Monday, January 24, 2022 brought us even closer to getting high-speed fiber in Litchfield Township!
Medina County Commissioner Steve Hambley and David Corrado, CEO of Medina County Fiber Network, presented the contract resolution to Litchfield Township, and the Trustees voted to approve it and then signed the resolution.
The Trustees also agreed to allocate $137,522 of the $358,000 American Rescue Plan (ARPA) grant money the township was awarded towards the building of this network.
According to Dave Corrado, here are the next steps:
On January 24, 2022, the Medina County Port Authority posted a Request for Proposal (RFP) on their website. It will be active for 3 weeks, asking for contractor bids for the high-speed fiber network. Click here for their website and here for a link to the RFP pdf.
After the 3 weeks, the Medina County Port Authority and Medina County Fiber Network (MCFN) will close the RFP and choose one of the bidding construction companies.
Next, they will design the network plan for Litchfield Township.
According to Dave, they hope to start construction by May 1, 2022.
Once construction begins, the “backbone” will be out of Lodi and extend to Litchfield.
What you can do in the meantime:
IMPORTANT: Please go to the MCFN website and register your home. This will put you on the list to have the high-speed fiber installed when it comes to your street. Click here to go to the MCFN website.
What Litchfield Township will do in the meantime:
Keep you informed with any news that we receive.
Later in the process, we will hold special community education meetings where everything will be discussed concerning the project.
As always, your feedback and interest are integral to this project. The public is welcome at all Litchfield Trustee meetings on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 pm. Also, feel free to contact Trustee Dennis Horvath at (330) 591-5397 if you have any questions.