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Comcast fiber line price quote gives councilors sticker shock


April 10, 2019

The Sweet Home City Council balked Thursday night, April 4, at the price of extending a fiber optic line to the new City Hall in a proposal by Comcast to provide fiber Internet service to city buildings.

The proposed price tag was $24,380.

Councilor Dave Trask, who is retired as a technician from CenturyLink, told the council that fiber runs all the way to the new City Hall, right in front of Cascade Timber Consulting. Cable would simply need to be run over the highway to the new City Hall, perhaps a couple of hundred feet, he said.

“Twenty-four thousand is a lot of money for that amou...

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