Internet project not yet on line


Zachary Laux

Union Wireless employees work to install a conduit running underneath the North Platte River near the Bridge Street bridge July 2. The conduit will house fiber optic cables which will provide faster internet and 3G and 4G cellular service to Union Wireless customers in Platte Valley communities.

roject to bring faster internet to Platte Valley communities is still on the way, but the deadline for the project is in question.

Union Wireless has spearheaded the internet project, promising to bring 20 megabytes per second on the downlink. The project will also allow the company to bring 3G and 4G cellular service to the Platte Valley, an area Union Wireless “normally would not have covered,” if it weren’t for a $23 million grant from the Federal Communications Commission, said Brian Woody, Chief Customer Relations Officer for Union Wireless.

However, the project originally estima...

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