Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Development Zone Council prioritizes broadband


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HURLEY — The Iron County Development Zone Council on Oct. 27 acted to prioritize the ongoing efforts to bring broadband wireless across the entire county as an essential goal.

The action followed discussion of the Iron County Board of Supervisors’ recent rejection of a multi-county bond agreement for Bugtussle Wireless to install 108 miles of a fiberoptic cable corridor. The line would have provided gigabyte or faster downloads directly from Bugtussle or through leaser companies that would branch off the lines into rural areas that providers would...