Iron County broadband question will move to vote
October 16, 2021
By TOM LAVENTURE
HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Commissioners will consider joining other rural Wisconsin counties in taking out an approximately $8 million bond that would allow a privately-owned company to provide communication towers and fiber optic lines for rural broadband.
Following a public hearing on Wednesday, the board scheduled the matter for the Oct. 26 meeting, where three-fourths of the 15-member board must support to approve the bond. The board 14-0 supported a tentative approval at the previous meeting to allow for the public hearing.