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County to get broadband funding…

…but not on the scale that was expected


August 27, 2020

When the state awarded funds to be increase broadband in underserved areas, making use of CARES Act funding to create the Connect Wyoming initiative, Crook County had high hopes it would be among the beneficiaries. But while two local projects did get the green light, it wasn’t nearly at the scale the county commission had been hoping for.

“We recently put out a request for proposals to obtain broadband service in the unserved areas of northeastern Crook County,” explains Commissioner Jeanne Whalen, who set out to investigate what became of the county’s hoped-for plans.

“The comm...

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