Mohave Electric Cooperative and TWN Communications are on a mission to bring reliable, high-speed fiber internet to every MEC member.

Construction is well underway on the 100% fiber network and some members have already been connected.

For those of you who haven’t, you’re probably wondering how much longer until fiber is available to you. Why is it taking so long?

Before you can enjoy fast fiber internet, several steps must be completed. We are trying to get you connected as quickly as possible; however, each step in the construction process takes time.


Building the Backbone

We have to build the network backbone prior to being able to offer service.

First, backbone fiber lines must be installed. These are usually in the air and run parallel to co-op utility lines. Backbone fiber is miles and miles long and creates a ring to connect Optical Distribution Networks.

Next, crews must continue building the network foundation. This involves distributing, hanging, and burying aerial or underground fiber lines to establish a physical point-to-point internet connection that can transmit data at fast speeds.

Once the network backbone is complete, it’s time for a drop cable. This is where we are finally ready to prep your home with fiber. For TWN to complete the rest of the process, you must pre-register. This tells us that you are interested in 100% fiber internet and would like for crews to visit your property to ensure you are fiber-ready!

Preparing Your Property

Next, TWN field crews will mark the proposed fiber line route on your property. These white markings help construction crews determine the path your fiber will take and how much will be needed for your home. At this time, you will have the opportunity to change the path if needed.
Three to six months (sometimes sooner) after fiber path confirmation, crews will arrive at your property to bury the fiber line to your home.
One week to two months after your fiber line is buried, a specialized crew will return to your property and will place a small box called a Network Interface Device, on the outside of your home typically near your electrical meter. This box will hold the fiber connection.

Connecting Your Home

Approximately two weeks after the outside equipment is placed, TWN will contact you to schedule your inside installation. At this time, you will also choose your internet plan based on your household’s needs.

During the home installation, a technician will run a fiber cable inside your house and connect it to another small box located near your Wi-Fi router known as the Optical Network Terminal, or ONT. When the ONT is hooked up to your Wi-Fi router, you are officially connected.

Bringing fiber-to-the-home is a process. It’s hard to wait…but fast, reliable 100% fiber internet from TWN is worth it!

Make sure you are fiber-ready. Pre-register today. Visit or call888-227-2095 to learn more.

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