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Fountain to pursue broadband partnership


Last updated 2/19/2020 at 2:40pm

Karin Hill

Fountain City Council members and city staff discuss various options for broadband operations and financing during a workshop on Feb. 11.

Fountain officials have decided to pursue a partnership with a commercial provider to install and operate broadband throughout the city's utility service area.

The decision came after a workshop Feb. 11 during which the City Council discussed various options for operating such a business and, more importantly, how to finance it. Ultimately, council members and city staff were resistant to any ideas that were likely to rase utility rates, increase taxes or utilize unrated bonds – eliminating any options for city-owned broadband.

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