Allo ahead of schedule, customers waiting for service

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The Nebraska telecommunications company, Allo, has been building their fiber optics network in Lincoln for over a year, looking to provide service for the entire city.

Allo said they are working with the city and utility companies to keep their construction plans on schedule. The company said they are moving ahead of their original time line for finishing Lincoln by the end of 2019.

According to the company, it should only take 90 to 120 days from the time Allo starts working in an area to when their services are up and running.

The company's president, Brad Moline, said that once the service is on, it should only take two weeks to get services in a home.

In one Lincoln neighborhood off of 84th Street, only a few homeowners have Allo. Although they had to wait, the people there are happy with the service.

Homeowner, Jerry Smith, said "So far we're satisfied with it. They still need to bury the line, but they'll come around and do that later."

"The original plan was to finish Lincoln by the end of 2019, and we're going to beat that substantially," said Brad Moline, president of Allo Communications.

Moline added, "we're moving much faster than we thought we would. Let's just say by the end of 18, we should hit most of everybody. And we're continuing to bring those dates up."

Allo said they are also on track with employment. The company said they have hired close to 250 new employees in Lincoln, adding they say they have 75 more employees than they originally planned.