Block Island Times

Town explores federal funding for Island-wide broadband project

There may be some federal monies available for the island-wide high speed internet project.
Town Finance Director Amy Land provided the Town Council with a synopsis of the Broadband Committee’s possible participation in the Federal Communications Commission’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund.
Unanticipated factors during the COVID-19 lockdown, including the fact that Block Island School students started online learning back in March, only heightened the need for better broadband service throughout the town.
It was back in December that the council approved the Broadband Committee’s request to enter into contract discussions with Sertex, the company that will design and

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