July 7, 2015 was a big day in the history of Waverly Utilities, and for the community in general as work began on the new fiber-to-the-home network. Crews from TD& I Cable Maintenance of Lakeland, Minnesota (an IAMU Associate Member) began work in several areas of Waverly. Construction will continue the rest of this year with completion anticipated in 2016.
The new utility will be capable of offering Gigabit internet speeds along with cable television and telephone service. Waverly becomes the first new broadband utility to begin construction in Iowa in over 10 years, but the project actually had it's origins 15 years ago when voters approved a referendum to establish a communications utility.