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Wakefield City Council agrees to contract with Merit Network for Internet services


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Wakefield City Manager Richard Brackney, right, makes a presentation during the city council's meeting Monday night. From left are council member John Granato, City Clerk Jennifer Jacobson, City Attorney Ray O'Dea and Brackney.

WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield City Council agreed to a 5-year contract for Internet services through the Merit Network Monday evening.

The council spent some time discussing the network, the contract, and the benefits of the higher Internet speeds at a fixed rate.

"It would move the city into the next level of providing service," said City Manager Richard Brackney. "I envision the meetings being streamed to get more people active in the politics in the area, and we would have the capability to hold video conferencing."

Following the discussion, Patricia Mann made a motion to accept the offer...

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