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County considers proposals for broadband

Commission still pushing for better internet in rural areas


July 16, 2020

Though the funding process still bears question marks, Crook County has taken steps towards securing better broadband for more remote areas of the county in the form of requests for proposals. This is a project that began with a statewide push to improve broadband access two years ago and has evolved into a potential avenue for CARES Act funds.

However, said Commissioner Jeanne Whalen, whether CARES Act funding can be utilized for this is still being figured out at the state level and, right now, “It’s just all up in the air”.

Because the situation is fluid and the state has never bef...

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