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Internet study gets OK from county

Posted: Friday, Mar 10th, 2017




SUBLETTE COUNTY The Sublette County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday and voted to move forward with an Internet assessment intended to provide a clearer picture of the state of high-speed Internet in the county and options for future improvements.

I think this is important enough that it needs to move forward and it needs to move forward soon, commission chair Andy Nelson said.

At its Feb. 16 meeting, the board heard an overview of the proposed assessment, which is expected to detail the present realities and future possibilities of Internet services. The study will be conducted by widely acclaimed expert Joe Sharkey, a consultant with The Management Network Group, who will determine the infrastructure currently in the ground, map the problem areas in the county, assess the hurdles confronting the county, meet with Internet providers, and provide the county with options moving forward, including potential grant funding.

It was decided at that Feb. 16 meeting that the county would approach the three municipalities, soliciting a financial partnership to help cover the $24,000 price tag of the study. The Wyoming Business Council has already agreed to contribute $2,000, and the commissioners were hoping the remaining $22,000 could be split four ways.

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