Broadband advocates upset in Waldo County’s early plan for stimulus cash

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Waldo County officers plan to take a position roughly $3 million in federal stimulus cash in upgrades to emergency companies infrastructure, disappointing broadband advocates within the area who have been hopeful that extra could be devoted to investing in high-speed web.

The county has obtained the primary half of the $7.7 million award from the American Rescue Plan Act. Commissioners have mentioned they’re transferring ahead cautiously with their plans as they await extra clarification from the federal authorities on how the cash will be spent and as mission estimates change because of development prices.

“It’s like a Christmas want checklist: You circle all the pieces within the catalogue after which when it will get nearer you’re like, ‘Yeah that’s not going to occur,’” Waldo County Board of Commissioners Chair Amy Fowler mentioned. “It’s a piece in progress.”

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