Buffalo Supports Governor's Unified Network

Buffalo Supports Governor's Unified Network

Buffalo Mayor Randy Dyess was in Cheyenne earlier this week, discussing Governor Matt Mead's Unified Network, Phases One and Two, and what implementing the program will do for Northeast Wyoming and the rest of the state.

The mayor brought Resolution No. 1367 to the city council Tuesday to ask for the council's support on behalf of the Governor.

The Unified Network will connect the state to the region and the nation to high-speed broadband internet to increase educational and economic opportunities for the state. His plan is to do so by partnering with private providers to bring high-speed broadband to schools, government facilities and private business.

The implementation will be done in two phases, with Phase One scheduled to be completed in early 2014.

The Mayor called on Randy Burns with ACT, who has been upgrading fiber optic lines in Buffalo for the past two years.
Burns said they first installed lines through the Main Street corridor and up to the new Justice Center and to the hospital.
The next phase began two months ago and will put lines to Hart Street and east to Interstate 90 and loop from there to the hospital to give the city a redundant fiber optics line throughout the city's core.

Mayor Dyess explains what the Governor's plan will do for the state.

As their counterparts in Sheridan did, the Buffalo City Council approved Resolution No. 1367, backing the Governor's plan.
He will now go the the Wyoming Legislature early next year to try to secure funding for the plan.

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