Tonight, as part of their annual budget planning, City Council discussed allocating $25,000 to put together an engineering study and comprehensive budget to bring fiber broadband to all of 8th Street.
The final budget will be presented at the regular City Council meeting on May 4th.
The money will be used for detailed planning, and actual rollout would happen later (probably summer at the earliest).
While this is not the fast, bold action we were hoping for, it is progress. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.