BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: Open access networks, such as those proposed by SiFi Networks, are important because they allow for the next generation applications and services. This story updates how a Rhode Island community is considering the company for its fiber network.
Economic Development Commission keeps SIFI high-speed Internet idea alive
WESTERLY — The Economic Development Commission is studying a high-speed internet proposal that was previously abandoned by the Town Council.
The commission interviewed a representative of SIFI Networks by telephone during its monthly meeting on April 12. The company was the lone respondent to a request, issued by Town Manager Derrik M. Kennedy in January 2016, for proposals from companies interested in building a municipal fiber-optic system. At the time, Kennedy was looking for a company willing to build a high-speed fiber to the premise system.
The EDC has had SIFI on its agenda for months.
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