Internet Access Project

As announced in late December 2021, the City has entered into an agreement with Spectrum Mid-America LLC to design, install and operate high-speed broadband internet service for the residents of Wildwood. Completing the number one priority of the City’s five-year Strategic Plan, this partnership with Spectrum will deliver fiber-based, high-speed internet service to the unserved and underserved areas of Wildwood who have been waiting for this service for many years. The City is investing $6.75 million in this project - that come from recent federal stimulus funds - and the project is expected to be completed within twenty-four months.

August 5, 2022 Update


The City of Wildwood is happy to announce that the start of construction for high-speed internet in Wildwood is finally here! Construction will begin in Ward One along Wild Horse Creek Road from State Route 100, as depicted on Map #1.  The Spectrum construction team estimates that work will begin in this area around the end of July 2022, and that residents in this area could reasonably expect to be able to sign up for internet service by the end of September.  The next buildout area, as noted in Map #2, is expected to begin around the end of August 2022, with service potentially available to residents around the end of October.  The third buildout area is noted in Map #3, and residents should see construction begin in this area approximately the end of September, with service availability potentially around the beginning of December.  The fourth buildout area is noted in Map #4, with construction expected to begin by December, with service availability potentially around the end of January 2023.   As with any project of similar scope, this timeframe is subject to change due to unforeseen construction delays. The City will make every effort to update residents as to any changes in this schedule.

 Spectrum is continuing to develop the overall design plan of each location in Wildwood where they will be working and the timeframes for that work.  We will continue to share the location of each buildout area as Spectrum provides it to the City.

 If you have not already done so, please go to the City’s website, www.cityofwildwood.com, and locate the box at the bottom of the first page of our website noted as Internet Access Project Updates.  If you click on this box, you will be able to enter your name, street address and email address to receive a direct email of each update when it is distributed.  If you do not have access to the City’s website, please feel free to send your information via email to internetupdates@cityofwildwood.com and the City will make sure your name gets added to the list.  Updates will also be included in the weekly E-Newsletter (sign up here), as well as being posted on the City’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter social media sites, and we will include a link to the Internet Access Project Updates page on the website for you to sign up for the email updates.

Finally, these updates will also be available in print, and they will be posted on the wall in the second-floor vestibule of City Hall, as well as at the City’s Al Foster, Community, Bluff View, Anniversary and Green Pines parks. 

We are very excited that we are now able to move forward with the City’s most important strategic goal for our residents.  This project will take up to 24 months to complete, but at the end of this time period, every resident in Wildwood should have access to reliable, high-speed internet for their homes and businesses.

If you have any questions relative to the high-speed internet project, please feel free to reach out to Steve Cross, City Administrator, at scross@cityofwildwood.com.

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Resized Charter Map 1 Final (8.5 X11)
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June 21, 2022 Update

Dear Wildwood Resident,

The City of Wildwood is happy to announce that the start of construction for high-speed internet in Wildwood is finally here.  Construction will begin in Ward One along Wild Horse Creek Road from State Route 100, as depicted on the enclosed map.  The Spectrum construction team estimates that work will begin in this area in approximately 4-5 weeks, and that residents in this area could reasonably expect to be able to sign up for internet service in approximately 4-5 months.  As with any project of similar scope, this timeframe is subject to change due to unforeseen construction delays.  The City will make every effort to update residents as to any changes in this schedule.

Spectrum is continuing to develop the overall design plan of each location in Wildwood where they will be working and the timeframes for that work.  We expect to see the complete design plan within the next couple of months and will share that information with our residents as soon as we receive it.

If you have not already done so, please go to the City’s website, www.cityofwildwood.com, and locate the box at the bottom of the first page of our website noted as Internet Access Project Updates.  If you click on this box, you will be able to enter your name, street address and email address to receive a direct email of each update when it is distributed.  If you do not have access to the City’s website, please feel free to send your information via email to internetupdates@cityofwildwood.com and the City will make sure your name gets added to the list.  Updates will also be included in the weekly E-Newsletter (sign up here), as well as being posted on the City’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter social media sites, and we will include a link to the Internet Access Project Updates page on the website for you to sign up for the email updates.

Finally, these updates will also be available in print, and they will be posted on the wall in the second-floor vestibule of City Hall, as well as at the City’s Al Foster, Community, Bluff View, Anniversary and Green Pines parks. 

We are very excited that we are now able to move forward with the City’s most important strategic goal for our residents.  

This project will take up to 24 months to complete, but at the end of this time period, every resident in Wildwood should have access to reliable, high-speed internet for their homes and businesses.

Thank you.
Steve Cross

scross@cityofwildwood.com

636-405-2041

June 21, 2022 Map
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