This is the final procedural hurdle to providing service downtown. If that goes well, expanding wider is possible too.
If you can, please attend tonight’s meeting at 7:00, which serves as a Public Hearing on the new ordinance. There is time for public comment too, if you have words of support or thanks.
Tonight’s presentation gives a lot of the details. I’ll highlight a few here.
August - After tonight’s approval, the BPW can approve the construction contract on Monday, August 7.
September–October - Actual installation. The contractor will be running fiber to customers, and BPW will be setting up their back office equipment.
November - New customers come online.
Downtown businesses and residents will be able to officially “get on the list” for service next week.
The price for both business and residences is $85/month for 1 Gbps service (1,000 Mbps). Additional features (static IP, priority support) are available for $220/month.
We hope to see some supporters at the meeting tonight. I (Daniel) personally can’t be there, but will be following along closely.