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Yellow Springs Village Council To Vote On High Speed Internet

 Josue Salmeron and the Yellow Springs Village Council sitting at a long table with microphones.
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Josue Salmeron and the Yellow Springs Village Council.

Yellow Springs officials are working to expand and improve internet access in the village.

Yellow Springs Village Manager Josue Salmeron, gave an update on the project at a Village Council meeting this week. He says the public project would make internet access cheaper and faster in Yellow Springs.

“From a price perspective it’s gonna be lower than what AT&T and Spectrum currently offers in the market," said Salmeron. "It’s gonna be more secure from a net neutrality perspective. There’s all these other added features that we can provide that the private sector cannot provide.”

The project will be funded in part by a $300,000 BroadbandOhio Connectivity Grant. Building the infrastructure for the entire project is expected to cost about three million dollars overall. The village expects the service to bring in about $13 million of revenue over the next twenty years.

If the proposal is approved by the village council, a pilot program will launch this summer that will bring fiber access to over three hundred Yellow Springs homes and businesses.