Commissioners look to expand broadband in rural Crook County
March 12, 2020
The Crook County Commissioners are poised to start the search for a “wisp”-style broadband provider who can fill in the pockets without internet coverage across the county. Commissioner Jeanne Whalen shared her progress last week, having been working with a group of interested parties in the Aladdin area with the goal of finding a way to provide physical broadband in un-served areas.
The group met with two companies who might be interested in expanding, Whalen said, but one felt it wouldn’t be possible without federal funding through the Reconnect program. Unfortunately, exploring thi...