Camden County Road and Bridge Administrator Lee Schuman confirmed that this was not work being done by the county.

Over the last few weeks, roadwork and digging in the ditches alongside Highway 5 in Camdenton has been taking place. Camden County Road and Bridge Administrator Lee Schuman confirmed that this was not work being done by the county, but he suggested that it may be work being completed by AT&T to increase network strength between the Camdenton Library and airport.

After reaching out the AT&T for comment on the work being done, Mid-State Public Relations Manager Chris Lester relayed the following quote, confirming work being done:

“We are working to increase backhaul to support demand for our services in the area,” Lester relayed.

When asked to provide further information, Lester said he was not at liberty. 

Backhaul support is defined as comprising of “the intermediate links between the core network, or backbone network, and the small subnetworks at the edge of the network,” as provided by a link sent by Lester. This means the area of a network between the core network and an exchange point. By these definitions, it would seem that AT&T is in fact increase network support to the Camdenton area. 

AT&T would not provide any further clarification or information on the work being completed. There is no current timeline on when construction and digging work along Highway 5 will conclude.