We were recently approached by Ascensus in regards to connecting their facility in Elma to our fiber optic system.  They only recently realized we offered these services after reading about the East County fiber project.  It has been determined that the PUD will be able to deliver fiber optic connectivity quicker and less expensive than any other options they had been pursuing.  This project will provide an opportunity for the PUD to enhance the reliablility of the fiber connectivity in the Elma area and provide high-speed broadband options to Ascensus not otherwise available.  This project is in progress and construction is anticipated to start in mid July.