Summit County Launches $75 Million Fiber Internet Project

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Summit County plans to spend $75 million on a fiber internet project that will include building a 125-mile fiber optic ring to connect public safety entities in the county’s 31 communities and help expand the Internet access for residents and businesses.

There are also plans to work with private internet service providers, who could spend up to $300 million on the project, bringing the total figure for a potential public-private project to nearly $400 million.

The project, called Summit County Public Safety Fiber and Communications Network, is one of the county’s largest capital projects ever and is funded by a combination of county money and a portion of the $105.1 million of dollars he received under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). .

According to the county’s capital improvement budget, costs include:


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