Fiber cables

   Installation of the Comm1 fiber optic communications system is moving at full steam. Workers seem to be everywhere. Two contractors are now in Belmond burying lines up and down the streets. One contractor has been putting in the main lines in the north part of town, and will start work soon in the west part of town. Another contractor has arrived to install smaller lines from the main cables in the round pedestals that have sprouted up, to homes that have been signed up for service. Part of the system will be tested in select locations in the next couple of weeks.