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Fiber installation impacts city water system


October 10, 2019

The City of Sundance is dealing with an unexpected consequence of the switchover to fiber internet: the loss of the old copper wire could impact the functionality of the SCADA monitoring system that controls the water tanks which feed the town.

“Range Telephone did fiber-to-the-home in Sundance, the problem being that up until now we’ve always had our water systems controlled by off-on switches,” said Mayor Paul Brooks last week.

“Mac [Erickson, Public Works Director] and I have been in quite a little conversation with these folks concerning how we’re going to handle it because it...

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