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Summit County officials propose county-wide fiber broadband project

  • 3 mths ago

Summit County, Ohio officials are hoping to enhance Internet access for local governments – and eventually residents - through a proposed $70 million high-speed fiber broadband network across the county.

The network, called Summit Connects, would consist of a 125-mile fiber optic ring connecting Summit County and all of its 31 city, village and township governments, as well as a central data center, said County Executive Ilene Shapiro.

The preliminary goal of the project is to provide a high-speed, secure and affordable broadband platform for day-to-day operations and communications for local governments, Shapiro said. Eventually, the county will look to partner with private companies to bring the network into homes, schools, businesses and others, she added.

Read More: https://www.ideastream.org/news/summit-county-officials-propose-county-wide-fiber-broadband-project

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