They Just Keep Digging
Several weeks ago, we published a press release from the Town. We are publishing it again, because the often disruptive work continues around Davidson.
Spectrum will begin construction for fiber installation work in the Town of Davidson beginning Monday July 10. All permits are in place and door hangers with contact information should be hung on doors or mailboxes by the weekend, July 7-9.
Mighty Services will begin boring in the area of South Kimberly and Hudson Place including Davidson Woods and over to Davidson Hall neighborhood with a projected completion date of August 1. Southeastern Cable will begin working in St. Albans from Wolfe St and make their way through the neighborhood with a projected completion date of August 18. This phase of the project will include all areas West of the gas line easement and phase two will be the rest of the neighborhood on the East side of the easement.
The work aims to provide residents with faster internet and additional services in their neighborhood and should not disrupt utility services. If you notice a disruption in service, contact your utility provider immediately.
Call 911 immediately if you believe there is a danger that threatens life or health.
Public agencies and utility companies have the right to work in your yard provided the work stays within the public right-of-way owned by the town. To see your parcel lines on a GIS map, visit https://polaris3g.mecklenburgcountync.gov/
Additional Editors’ Note: Davidson neighbors have experienced utility service disruptions. Existing cable and fiber connections have been cut, water lines cut, and in several cases gas lines have been cut.
The Town has also reminded residents that the Town has limited authority regarding this work:
The Federal Telecommunications Act was passed in the 1990’s and provides for competition among data providers. In North Carolina, the state allows telecommunications/broadband infrastructure to be installed. State law limits what municipalities in North Carolina can do regarding telecommunications companies working in the right of ways. The town does not have the authority to prohibit the installation of this infrastructure.
Public agencies and utility companies like Spectrum and AT&T have the right to work in a resident’s yard provided the work stays within the public right-of-way and all permits are approved by the Town Public Works Department. Parcel lines can be viewed on this GIS map: https://polaris3g.mecklenburgcountync.gov/
The town has no legal authority to repair/replace damage to personal property or a homeowner’s individual utility services such as cable, phone, internet, water, or sewer caused as a direct result of construction. It is the responsibility of the utility providers.
Irrigation, electric fencing, or landscaping in the public right-of-way is “at risk” meaning homeowners may install these items in the right of way but would be responsible for any repair or replacement. The town has no legal authority to repair/replace irrigation, electric fencing, or landscaping caused as a direct result of construction. The town has no legal authority to require the utility providers to repair/replace irrigation, electric fencing, or landscaping caused as a direct result of construction.
The following contact information has been provided to aid residents:
If there is disruption to cable, internet, or telephone service, residents must contact the utility provider (Spectrum or AT&T) directly.
Immediate issues should be directed to Mike Hamby by calling the number below.
Phone: 888-369-2408 or 704-378-2700
Please note this is an unmanned line that goes directly to a voice message. Please leave a detailed message with your name, address, inquiry/concern, and someone will contact you.
800.331.0500 or 611 from a mobile device
Internet or home phone support: