Cherry Capital Connection

Cherry Capital Connection Northern Michigan High Speed Internet Access service and telephone service Provider. for support e-mail us at: [email protected]
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Cherry Capital Connection is an industry leader in providing fixed point wireless High Speed Internet Access. We focus on Rural Northern Michigan and provide service in a 12 county area. We custom build solutions for neighborhoods. The only reason you do not have High Speed Internet Access is you have not called Cherry Capital Connection. For support call the office extension 2 or e-mail us at [email protected]

Mission: Setting the bar high for delivery of High Speed Internet Access in rural Michigan. Through Fixed Point wireless in support of Fiber to the Home.

Operating as usual

10/18/2020

We were unable to obtain terms for using the Presque isle township hall property to host a CCC tower. The feasibility study showed limited demand in that area. FCC approval on our 11ghz is reaching final processing (verification with Canada). Waiting on final tower CBRS radios vendor says they are close to shipping. Although a rainy day spot checked area around pi park and bayshore. The feasibility study outlined the need for overwhelming support from community leadership and consumers. Thank you PIHA for stepping up in support of the project and following through with your promises. Thank you Lafarge quarry your actions were critical in justifying development.

10/11/2020

Another PI delay. Tuesday after the planning meeting we asked what was next in getting our permit. Monday night the planning commission approved a site plan for an existing mast. Saturday (today) we received notice that we must obtain a land use permit. We must complete another form and send $30.00 to PI then we will be able to use an existing structure to get your High Speed Internet access. Hopefully by the time we get the permit promised last Monday we will have a signed and notarized lease. If not this may be the end of a very long delay approaching almost 13 months. Monday is a holiday and unfortunately the check must be sent by mail because pi does not have a method of electronic pay. All this delay for a $30.00 fee.

10/08/2020

Working with planners over the past 12 months (Oct 2019 to Oct 2020) and the township for 19 months we have two small items required for getting the Presque Isle township project in full forward motion. Next approved permit to be issued and lease signed. Once done sales will begin to collect installation fees and start to schedule installs. The process requires we take one step, maximize the potential the take the next step. Painfully slow but built for the long term. CBRS equipment finally starting to arrive and line of site gear being prepared for deployment. Goal remains 100 consumers connected in this next phase of many phases to follow.

10/06/2020

Status of the Presque Isle feasibility study and proof of concept: Completed and approved. The data has been submitted , confirmed by the committee formed by the PI township board and summary report sent to the MEDC. The effort began in April 2019 and completed September 2020. The grant covered a portion of the cost of producing the report, performing a proof of concept, and without the grant no progress would have been made. PI is a hostile environment for developing a telecommunications infrastructure (regulations, environmental, covid and other influences). The report helped define and process resolved many of the regulatory barriers and barriers will be addressed as new ones are uncovered. CCC is following our five step process. Petition, design, funding, construction and connect. This 5 step process enables sustainability. The process will build on and follow the general outline of the feasibility study. Moving from study to a production environment will generate changes in our approach to address the issues and needs defined through this process.

10/06/2020

Presque isle township planners have approved the use of the portage deli mast as a repeater. Additionally, they approved language that would speed up the process of using existing mast. Thank you. The 11ghz licenses are moving forward. A radar and affect on Canada rights are under review by the FCC. The CBRS gear has been ordered for months waiting on supply chain. With the portage mast and the CBRS our target is to service 100 consumers. The first 100 will help us determine to what extent our commitment will be. The limits are anticipated to be 200 consumers using a single CBRS tower. Each tower fully configured requires a significant financial commitment so we are cautious and deliberate is how we proceed. We understand your frustrations. We share them. At this point the PI township and planning have done their job. From this point forward please contact CCC directly for any updates. We are not providing reqular updates to PI officials so please reference Http://Pi.cccfiber.com or Facebook posts or [email protected].

An oldie but still gets the job done. Heading to Gills Pier Leelanau county on Monday. Update can be found at http://gil...
10/03/2020

An oldie but still gets the job done. Heading to Gills Pier Leelanau county on Monday. Update can be found at http://gills-pier.cccfiber.com

New splicer doing nice work. Just 10 more vaults and our ridge run project phase 1'will be completed.
10/02/2020

New splicer doing nice work. Just 10 more vaults and our ridge run project phase 1'will be completed.

09/30/2020

We are looking for a field we can use to part our equipment and fiber supplies (reels and vaults) as we build out fiber in the Gills Pier area of Leelanau county. Additionally, we brought in a new crew and we are looking for housing for off season as we build out. Two crew members. We will respect and ensure the property is kept as we found it.

09/27/2020

There is a delay in our fiber to the home construction on Gills Pier rd Leelanau county. This road presents challenges that make it impossible to meet the 33-28 foot lane and other restrictions the road commission is requiring. Other counties provide a 33-23 foot or 33-21 foot lane for all utilities. The 12 foot lane allows 4 possible utilities to manage the 3 foot separation practice. 33-21 foot would allow a significant level of plowing and reduce the environmental impacts. Boring significantly increases costs and would either increase consumer cost of entry, cause areas to not receive fiber, or increase the use of poles in the 33 foot easement. Construction on hold until this issue is resolved and a path to success can be developed.

09/23/2020

This week our new fiber that extends the CCC fiber network from Acme to the Elk Rapids water tank is anticipated to be active Oct 1, 2020. Next step extending Williamsburg fiber to Elk Rapids. This project provides 4 seperate fiber vendors servicing Elk Rapids. Fiber to the Home to all in Elk Rapids is obtainable. Looking to starting the conversation.

09/21/2020

October 13, 2020 Leelanau township Leelanau county will hold a public meeting regarding our efforts to bring fiber to the home along Gills Pier rd Natural Beauty Road (NBR) requirements. Miss dig is working on flagging those areas before the NBR areas. 2020 end it year goal, all homes on Gills Pier road will be connected to fiber.

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09/19/2020
Commerce Department Prohibits WeChat and TikTok Transactions to Protect the National Security of the United States

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According to this article, the Commerce Department is banning WeChat and Tik Tok from application stores in the United States starting this Sunday (Sept. 20).
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/18/commerce-department-restrictions-tiktok-wechat-417612

Commerce Department Press Release. https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2020/09/commerce-department-prohibits-wechat-and-tiktok-transactions-protect

In response to President Trump’s Executive Orders signed August 6, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) today announced prohibitions on transactions relating to mobile applications (apps) WeChat and TikTok to safeguard the national security of the United States.

09/15/2020

PI update: On Monday 9-14-2020 CCC submitted a site plan review document to utilize and existing structure (FCC Mast) as a repeater, via e-mail and USPS. Site plans typically are used for new construction. On Tuesday 09-15-2020 we received a call from Steve the ZA that the application was reviewed and they asked that the language associated with pi ordinance 20.13 be removed from the application. We agreed that 20.13 language request did not fit the site plan review application and the language was removed on the narrative. However, we asked that the language be reviewed as part of the language changes to PI ordinances as a separate issue and our request asked that it be discussed at the next meeting. We recommend the language change be accepted after review and process so we can utilize the many vertical assets known as masts with a ZA signature. The application will be on the Oct 5, 2020 agenda. The web site says Oct 28, 2020 (web site has been corrected) but Steve confirmed the next meeting is Oct 5, 2020 at 7:00pm.

09/11/2020

On Thursday we were notified by Presque isle zoning that we are required to submit a site plan to use an existing FCC approved under title 47 (a mast / structure). No site changes. Even the MI zoning enabling act of 2006 allows collocating on an existing structure with no permit. The next planning meeting per the web site is Oct 28 (PI web site has been corrected to reflect Oct 5, 2020). This will result in a delay in servicing the Bayshore and Grand Lake rd area. Estimated 30-60 day delay with no guarantee planning will approve. We will start on Krakow once PI barriers are resolved.

09/11/2020

Fiber to the home in Charlevoix: Monday main line conduit will be done on Dehman Lane, Castle Shores, Evergreen and Evergreen point roads in Charlevoix. Next installing the vaults. Drops and jetting fiber. Then bring fiber to get the light to each home. So far we beat the rock. Most of the fiber between 4 foot to 8 foot depth.

Little guy made his home in our vault
09/10/2020

Little guy made his home in our vault

09/05/2020

Gills Pier area fiber to the home project is progressing. LC road commission permits issued for over 50,000 feet of road way plus MDot. Leelanau township has scheduled a Natural beauty road public meeting. Consumers energy working on bringing power to our fiber distribution center. Our first 2.5 miles will be Gills pier rd. Our first goal will be 100 customers converted to fiber by end of year. That is no small task but our team has a plan and we hope mother nature cooperates. Then we will go south and north of the Fisher's Happy Hour location. We are very excited for Leelanau county and invite every to expect nothing but the best when getting internet access. The best is fiber. We will update this page as we progress: Gills-pier.cccfiber.com

Starting our third FttH project.  First 1/3 arrived. Goal 133 households by end of year.
09/04/2020

Starting our third FttH project. First 1/3 arrived. Goal 133 households by end of year.

Downside of blowing fiber in 90 degree temps.
09/02/2020

Downside of blowing fiber in 90 degree temps.

Every day challenges of wireless. This tower is a fiber hub. Fiber is ok.  Should have rebuilt in 48-72 hours. 80% of tr...
08/31/2020

Every day challenges of wireless. This tower is a fiber hub. Fiber is ok. Should have rebuilt in 48-72 hours. 80% of traffic, fixed point wireless, rerouted through alternate redundant loops. Mother nature is always in control. No one hurt. Good outcome. Mackinaw city area

08/27/2020

As we wait for our FCC licenses to be processed we have established High Speed Internet access in the PIHA Club House area and the Portage area of Presque Isle. There was a significant demand in specific areas of PI that have limited or no high speed internet access that this first step can address. Thank you Jacob, Bill, Mark and Art for assisting our team (Justin, Paul, Kevin, Luke and Alex) in getting this first step completed. A real community focused effort.

Had a great discussion with Leelanau County Commissioner Ty Wessel and a group of Omena residents regarding improved hig...
08/27/2020
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Had a great discussion with Leelanau County Commissioner Ty Wessel and a group of Omena residents regarding improved high speed internet access and telephone services. The community focused journey begins with a focus to deliver fiber to all households. The following page has been set up. The page will provide information and updates. We encourage your participation. http://Omena.cccfiber.com

Cherry Capital Communications is pleased to be working with a group of residents and Leelanau County Commissioner Ty Wessel to bring improved high speed internet access and telephone services to the Omena area. Fiber to the Premise (FttP) is the goal of this effort.  The conversation has create...

Fiber distribution shed Installed Elk Rapids water tank location. Base for fiber to the home.
08/26/2020

Fiber distribution shed Installed Elk Rapids water tank location. Base for fiber to the home.

Dehman, Evergreen point and Evergreen lane Charlevoix fiber to the home.  Parts are being delivered.  M-66 improvements ...
08/21/2020

Dehman, Evergreen point and Evergreen lane Charlevoix fiber to the home. Parts are being delivered. M-66 improvements being completed . Please reach out to CCC fiber and we will add your neighborhood to our schedule.

Shed has been installed at Gills Pier and Manitou trail Northport Leelanau county.  Additionally our middle mile fiber t...
08/21/2020

Shed has been installed at Gills Pier and Manitou trail Northport Leelanau county. Additionally our middle mile fiber transport has arrived. Permits are being processed and a public meeting will be scheduled for the Gills Pier natural beauty road segment associated with our permit. Parts being delivered Wednesday to our yard.

Fiber into our Moltke township tower.  This will be one of the feeds to PI and Posen.  Is the start of fiber to the home...
08/19/2020

Fiber into our Moltke township tower. This will be one of the feeds to PI and Posen. Is the start of fiber to the home near Rogers City.

Another great visual in Presque Isle. Test radio up.
08/19/2020

Another great visual in Presque Isle. Test radio up.

Elk Rapids: CCC preparing fiber at the water tank location.  This will enable our Fiber to the Home project in Elk Rapid...
08/19/2020

Elk Rapids: CCC preparing fiber at the water tank location. This will enable our Fiber to the Home project in Elk Rapids.

Had some direct bury drops destroyed.  A coyote den just a few feet away from our vault.  Seems mom dug up and chewed ou...
08/18/2020

Had some direct bury drops destroyed. A coyote den just a few feet away from our vault. Seems mom dug up and chewed our fiber. When constructing den they failed to call miss dig.

Fiber can be dirty work. We were looking for conduit that got crimted.  The vacume allows us to pull a string and find t...
08/14/2020

Fiber can be dirty work. We were looking for conduit that got crimted. The vacume allows us to pull a string and find the resistance. Then take a measurement and start digging.

08/13/2020

CCC Tower crew working in Posen just reported that they have completed the vertical portion of their 127 foot tower near Posen. Cabinet, electrical and radios next. Our goal is to have fiber to this tower by end of fall. From th etop they see the water tower in Hillman. Our engineering indicates we can see PIHA-Maintenance. But at that distance it is imposible to see a 12 inch triangular tower with just your eyes. Will start working on Long lake service tower permits. Picture will be posted in a few weeks.

08/13/2020
docs.fcc.gov

For the FCC geeks:https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-879A1.pdf

Gills Piers Road Leelanau county.  Some may have notice boring crews on Manitou trail from Carlson to Gills Pier.  That ...
08/13/2020

Gills Piers Road Leelanau county. Some may have notice boring crews on Manitou trail from Carlson to Gills Pier. That is our Middle mile tap. Pictures are some vaults installed for the tap. This is what you will see as we build out the region. Central office shed due to arrive Tuesday. Project is building up momentum. Easement agreements will start to be sent next week. County road permits anticipated next week.

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PO Box 866 - 97 Lake St
Elk Rapids, MI
49629

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