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Linn County Fair gets an Internet upgrade


May 25, 2022

Vendors at the Linn County Fair in July will see a marked improvement in their Internet service, due to the installation of high-speed fiber optics.

Linn County partnered with LS Networks to install fiber optic cable from the courthouse servers to the fairgrounds, according to IT Director Steve Braaten.

“We have had a problem with Internet speed at the Fair & Expo Center for years,” Braaten said. “It really came to light when the county set up a temporary fire evacuation center there in 2020 and when we used the fairgrounds for our COVID-19 vaccination clinics.”

The new system is 10...

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