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Published July 05, 2013, 07:02 PM

Cable crews are working overtime to keep up with Fargo's fast growth

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Developers aren't the only people trying to pick up the pace. Cable crews are working overtime to get things done.

By: Kay Cooley, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Developers aren't the only people trying to pick up the pace. Cable crews are working overtime to get things done.

For some projects, they're hundreds of homes behind schedule, with Fargo's fast growth and this year's longer winter.

As housing developments quickly pop up all over Fargo, crews are putting about 50 miles of new cable in. This year alone.

Scott Geston- Cable One General Manager: It's a crazy part of the year is our summertime because it's very, very busy and hectic.

They're not having any problems getting people hooked up..

The wait time there is still less than three days.

But the back up comes with burying.

Geston: "We had kind of a prolonged winter season. We kind of skipped over spring so we've got a lot of cables we have to bury in the ground."

Right now they're about 500 homes behind schedule, leaving bright orange cables running through backyards and neighborhoods. And whether it's weather, rapid development. Or a combination of both. The delay shows signs of a bright future.

Geston: "It's perfect. It's a great thing to have the growth because it shows our economy is growing, our city is growing, and that's good for business."

Even if the miles of exposed cable. Temporarily grow longer.

After the rough winter, crews couldn't start burying cable this year until May. About two months later than normal.

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