Globe Communications will begin installing fiber optic lines in central and western Hillsborough this week.

Work is expected to begin on Wednesday, July 8 and be completed by Friday, July 17.

Parts of Allison, Eno, East King, West King and South Nash streets will be affected. Upcoming work is also expected to affect Dimmocks Mill Road and Churton Street near the King Street intersection.

According to the Town of Hillsborough, most of the work will be done on utility poles, with a small underground section on Eno Street. This is part of a larger installation project that began in 2019.

Google Fiber announced it would be coming to the Triangle in 2015, saying the area would be one of the first to use a fiber optic network to create hyper-fast Internet speeds for residents.

Google Fiber began construction in Carrboro back in December 2019. Google Fiber initially stopped its work in Carrboro on March 20 amid the spread of COVID-19 but has since resumed.

Flaggers will be used as needed, and motorists and pedestrians are urged to use caution within work zones.

Ownership of the fiber optic lines will be transferred to Verizon Access Transmission Services after completion of the work.

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