The city of Salisbury is suing the company that installed cables for the city’s fiber optic network. The city says it is seeking more than $1 million.
In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the city says that the Atlantic Group of North Carolina Inc. breached a contract by failing to complete construction work by deadline and failing to locate fiber optic cable lines with sufficient ground clearance and sufficient distance from power lines.
The city says it’s seeking more than $1 million to correct the work “to protect city residents and taxpayers,” although the complaint, for legal reasons, doesn’t specify a dollar amount other than an amount “in excess of $25,000.”
The city’s lawsuit also includes claims against Atlantic’s parent company, Atlantic Engineering Group Inc., and the insurance company that bonded the work, Safeco Insurance Co. of America.
Salisbury’s lawsuit doesn’t affect the fiber optic system, which it says has delivered “quality high-speed broadband connections to city residents and businesses through the fiber optic network for more than four years.”