JAMETOWN – The future of rolling out a municipal broadband network in Jamestown will be discussed this week.
The broadband network concept, first brought forward by Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist during his bid for office, would establish a municipally-owned fiber network in the city.
During the pandemic, it was difficult to get kids, and their parents alike, connected to the internet, a resource that the Mayor says is vital to the ever-growing digital world.
The push, which would be a first in the state system, would build out an infrastructure to provide fast and affordable internet plans to city residents.
Prices and plans could, the Mayor says, range from a free lifeline service to high speed fiber internet connections for businesses like tech driven companies.
A survey gauging feedback was circulated last year.
On Thursday at 7 p.m., city and Jamestown Board of Public Utility officials will present results of a feasibility study.
Those looking to learn more can attend the presentation in the Fireplace Room of the Prendergast Library.