OPALCO Studies Broadband Expansion

What Role Should OPALCO Play to support the ongoing community effort to make higher-speed, more reliable broadband available in San Juan County?
OPALCO is
partnering with emergency services and public safety providers, the Economic Development Council and other stakeholders in the County to study how county-wide access to broadband (high-speed internet) services would benefit our members. Please watch for a green survey postcard in the mail that asks for your input on what role OPALCO might play in this important community effort. Infrastructure expansion would improve our public safety network from dispatch radio communication, broadband access and enhanced 911 services to the potential for better cellular services. OPALCO’s fiber is already serving the County, the Sheriff’s Office, fire departments, libraries, medical centers and schools as well as some small businesses. With some additional investment, OPALCO could extend the fiber network to serve members in most of San Juan County.

Please  take a minute to complete the postcard survey (in mailboxes in mid-October or pick up a copy at your OPALCO office beginning 10/17) and return it to OPALCO by October 28th. Of the surveys received on time, ten names will be drawn to receive a $100 bill credit as our thanks for helping us with this important research.

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