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Narrow window opens for federal broadband funding

County urges residents to share internet availability, speed information


February 14, 2019

The window to secure federal funding that could be used to improve access to high-speed broadband across Crook County won’t be open for very long, said Russ Elliott of the Wyoming Broadband Advisory Committee (WBAC) last week. Elliott urged the county commission to work quickly to gather data about service levels across the county and determine where help might most be needed.

Elliott explained that a federal “Connect Fund” has been established specifically for rural areas in America. Around $600 million has been made available to encourage partnerships between public institutions suc...

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