VTel went before the Danby Select Board last Thursday for a presentation to install fiber optic cables throughout the town.
According to an e-mail from Senior Project Controls Manager, Bill Hinckley, VTel is proposing to bury 34.1 miles of fiber optic cables underground and have another 23.8 miles of fiber optic cables overhead.
The project - the cost of which Hinckley would not divulge - would not be paid for with money from the town, according to chairman of the select board Chip Wright.
Although the Danby Select Board did not approve the project last week, Wright gave the indication that the project would go forward.
While a date has not been set for when work would begin, Hinckley indicated that they would like to begin construction soon.
"The burying we'd like to get going as soon as possible," said Hinckley. "I would hope to start this month." Hinckley said he hoped that the burying of the utility wires would be completed before winter.
According to Wright, there was some concern expressed by some residents going into last week's meeting that some private property that might be disturbed would not be returned to the same quality after the fiber optic cables were buried underground.
"We want it left the way they discovered it," Wright said of the roads in a telephone conversation last week. "I think [that's] the general feeling, but as with any project
Following the meeting, Wright said those concerns seemed to have been alleviated.
In a telephone conversation on Monday, Hinckley said the condition of the roads would be addressed quickly.
"We immediately make it as good as we possibly can," said Hinckley. "We'll come back a couple of times. The final cleanup we'll probably wrap up in the spring."