Broadband Committee survey regarding fiber installation issues

The following is from the Mason Broadband Committee regarding fiber installation issues.

If you plan to purchase fiber service but haven’t scheduled your installation, please call Consolidated directly at 844-623-0332 after 8am Monday-Friday, then press 1 (“Calling back about Fiber in your area”) and speak with them directly to coordinate the order process.

To reach the Broadband Committee by email, send your message to: fiber2mason@gmail.com


Hello Mason,

With the start of the new year, a number of you have Installation dates that have come and gone, both with good and bad experiences. To make sure we’re pushing for solutions, we’ve created another survey gathering more specifics around install issues.

If you haven’t had any install issues, or haven’t had an installation or problem scheduling an installation, then there’s no need to fill out the form. But if you’re having issues, the details may help us find out what’s going on.

https://forms.gle/LG83iT34Asfcp66e7

Thanks,
The Mason Broadband Committee (Mike, Lee, and Bill)

Public notice: Filing period for elected offices opens on Jan. 20

The filing period for the Town of Mason Elected Offices opens on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 10 am through Friday, January 29, 2021 at 5 pm at the Mason Town Clerk’s Office during regular office hours in the Mann House, 16 Darling Hill Rd., Mason, NH. Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 10 to 5 pm and Thursday 10 to 4 pm. We will be open that last Friday, January 29, from 3 to 5 pm and you must appear in person.

Elected Office Openings

Town Clerk/Tax Collector 3 year term
Treasurer 3 year term
Selectman 3 year term
Library Trustee 3 year term
Trustee of Cemeteries 3 year term
Trustee of Trust Funds 3 year term

This information has also been posted to http://masonnh.us/ and the town calendar.

Public notice: Supervisors of the Checklist in session on Jan. 19

The Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 between 7:00-7:30 PM at the Town Office for the purpose of correction of the voter checklist. New voter registrations and changes to existing voter registrations, including change of party affiliation, can be made.

This information has also been posted to http://masonnh.us/ and the town calendar.

Holiday wreaths for sale (Eagle Scout project to benefit Mason Congregational Church)

Mason resident Drew Hodges, an Eagle Scout, is selling holiday wreaths and donating the proceeds to Mason Congregational Church to replace its sign.

Wreaths are 12″, and are plain or decorated with a bow and pine cones.

The wreaths are $20 each. To place an order, send email to drewhodges2021@gmail.com. Include your name, address, and number of wreaths, and indicate plain or decorated. Checks are payable to Troop 4. (Add memo: Church sign.) Payment will be collected upon delivery this weekend.

Information on pre-registering for fiber Internet service

The Broadband Committee met with Consolidated Communications on Nov. 19 regarding fiber Internet installation and service. (The recording is available here: https://tinyurl.com/MasonFiberNov19)

Consolidated Communications is asking residents to pre-register if you plan to utilize the new fiber service. Pre-registration does not commit you to purchase Internet service, but it helps Consolidated Communications plan for installations in Mason. After you pre-register, you will receive a confirmation email. Pricing, including bundle pricing, is still in progress, but final pricing might be lower than what is shown on the pre-registration page.

Pre-registration page: https://www.consolidated.com/residential/internet/new-hampshire/mason-fiber.

Some other notes:

  • You will be able to request service starting December 15. (This is when you commit to purchase the service.) Installations should run December 30 through March 30.
  • If you do not have suitable poles or conduit, Consolidated Communications cannot do the installation. If you already have phone service on poles or through conduit you should be fine, but they will not run new poles or conduit for you as part of this.

If you have specific questions, contact the Broadband Committee: fiber2mason@gmail.com

Information on NH Emergency Order #74 (masks and face coverings)

New Hampshire Governor Christopher Sununu issued emergency order 74, which went into effect on November 20, and is valid through January 15, 2021.

“Beginning on November 20, 2020, all persons over the age of 5 within the State of New Hampshire shall wear a mask or cloth face covering over their noses and mouths any time they are in public spaces, indoors or outdoors, where they are unable to or do not consistently maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from persons outside their own households.”

Read the full order, including exemptions: http://masonnh.us/wp-content/uploads/emergency-order-74.pdf

The CDC provides guidance on face coverings: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html