The Waterloo, Iowa City Council has authorized Magellan Advisors to begin work on the design of a partial fiber network that would serve city facilities. The design will cost $150,000 and will encompass 73 miles of underground fiber and conduit, focusing on connections to sanitary sewer and storm water pump stations. It's about 30% of what would be needed for a full fiber-to-the-home network.
The City hired Magellan last year to conduct a feasibility study for a municipal fiber network. That study, still in draft form, has not yet been released.
To read more about the Waterloo project, check out this article at the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
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