British company seeks to place fiber optic cable in Quincy sewer lines for pilot program

Herald-Whig Staff Writer

Quincy could become one of the first communities in the country to have a fiber optic network installed throughout the whole city.

The city’s Department of Central Services recommended approval of a pilot program to allow United Kingdom-based i3 America to install 1,300 feet of fiber optic cable in municipal sewer lines along South 46th Street. The proposal now heads to the City Council.

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Company wants to wire Sarasota for superfast Internet

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SARASOTA – A British company plans to soup up a number of U.S. cities — including Sarasota — with ultra-high-speed fiber-optic Internet networks.

The discussions have been going on for several months, according to Rich Swier Jr., founder of the Sarasota think tank known as The Hub and a member of a recently created Sarasota broadband task force.

“They were following the Google fiber effort and we connected with them during that campaign,” Swier said.

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