Hume Tower Progress

Hello and thank you for visiting our Hume tower project update page. This is the primary and most up-to-date source of information for progress on the Hume tower. We will update this page any time we have new information about the tower’s estimated on-air date. We also provide these updates on our social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Monday, April 27, 2020:

We are thrilled to report that Verizon Wireless “turned up” their installation on the Hume tower earlier this morning. They are still performing initial testing and quality control checks but the site is now considered “In-Service.”

Friday, April 24, 2020:

This week was very active with all departments coming together and working hard to complete the many complex tasks involved with bringing the site online. Verizon Wireless is now in the final phases of delivering service, after which they will enter into a testing phase. You will likely not see increased service over this period. The length of the testing period is difficult to predict as each new cell tower site possesses unique characteristics. We will announce testing completion as soon as it occurs. Thank you again for your patience.

Thursday, April 23, 2020:

Verizon Landline’s Special Services Group is onsite today delivering their side of the circuit. We will know by the end of the day if this has been completed. It is still possible that all of the complex processes involved in bringing this site online could come together by tomorrow. We are staying sharply focused until the job is complete.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020:

We are pleased to report that Verizon Landline has completed their fiber installation and that Verizon Wireless is currently working on connecting the fiber to their equipment at the base of the tower. As we mentioned yesterday, connection testing is ongoing. We remain hopeful that Verizon Wireless coverage will be active by Friday but make the friendly reminder that these implementations are complicated processes so we cannot yet be certain of timing. We will make another update today if new information comes to light. Thank you again for your patience.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020:

Calvert Crossland is continuing to monitor the situation hour-by-hour:

  • Verizon Landline reports as of 12:21 PM that their work will be completed today.
  • Tomorrow, Verizon Wireless will be physically extending the fiber circuit from Verizon Landline’s cabinet to their equipment at the base of the tower.

We are still hopeful that the installation will be up and operational by Thursday or Friday. Please be aware that service for the first week to ten days may fluctuate as the site is tested and adjusted.

There will be no evening update for today unless there is a delay.

Monday, April 20, 2020:

Calvert Crossland continues to monitor the situation hour-by-hour.

  • Today Verizon Landline set their cabinet.
  • The cabinet was powered up this morning.
  • Verizon Landline has begun splicing their fiber into the cabinet and labeling the circuits. This process will be completed on Tuesday.
  • On Wednesday Verizon Wireless will be physically extending that fiber circuit from Verizon Landline’s cabinet to their equipment at the base of the tower.

And when will the Verizon service be operational? We are hoping that it will be online by Thursday or Friday. We will be posting midday and evening updates daily until the Verizon service is operational. We again thank you for your patience and understanding. As always, please feel free to reach out with your questions or thoughts:

Tuesday, April 14, 2020:

We again hope that this message finds everyone safe and healthy. We received an update from Verizon’s “landline” team that they are experiencing an issue with sourcing one piece of equipment that is necessary to bring the Hume tower online. The fiber is already in place and the data circuit is ready to be delivered so this piece of equipment should be the final step. We don’t expect a delay from the forecasted 4/21 on-air date at this time but we want to keep the community updated. As always, please feel free to message us with your questions and thoughts:

Friday, April 10, 2020:

We hope that everyone is continuing to stay safe & healthy. After being in touch with Verizon, we are pleased to announce that 4/21 still stands as the forecasted on-air date for the #HumeTower. We appreciate your feedback so far. Please keep it coming!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020:

We hope that this message finds you safe & healthy. We learned today that the expected date of service for the #HumeTower has been pushed back by one week to April 21st. We thank everyone for your continued patience in these especially difficult times.

Thursday, March 26, 2020:

We hope that this message finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe. During this difficult and ever-evolving situation with COVID-19, we know that wireless service in your area is more needed now than ever. We want you to know that Calvert Crossland is doing everything we can to facilitate and expedite the completion and turn-up of Verizon Wireless service on our tower.

At this time we are expecting service in the community to be available by April 14th. We will continue to update you throughout this time. All communications regarding tower progress will also be posted to our dedicated Hume progress website, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Thank you for your continued patience, support, and understanding.

Thursday, February 27, 2020:

Calvert Crossland and Verizon Wireless have been working tirelessly to bring the Hume tower on-air. We know that all parties, especially the community, is eager to see this happen and we thank the community for your continued patience during this project. As of today, Verizon is actively working on bringing fiber to the cell site. Given the rural nature of the area, this is a big task. We expect fiber to reach the site by within the next two weeks. Once the physical connection is complete, Verizon Wireless will begin working on the virtual connection of the site into their overall network. This can take a few weeks but usually less than a month. After the site is connected to their network, a testing period of typically one to two weeks follows before the site goes on-air.

We apologize for the delay and thank everyone again for your patience. While we will maintain this website as the most up-to-date source of project information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at any time.