Saturday, November 25, 2006

Wilson, NC Residents to Get High(speed) Fiber Diet

'Fiber To The Curb' Is Coming: City Of Wilson To Make Fiber Optic Network Access Available To All

The Wilson, North Carolina, City Council has voted to approve a $26 million, 30-mile fiber to the home network that will serve area residents with the triple play. "If we are to compete in this global society, we’ve got to have the infrastructure that’s necessary to do so," says assistant city manager Alice Freeman. "This fiber is as critical today as electricity was in the late 1800s," she says, adding that "this is economic development pure and simple ... We are just trying to give our citizens and businesses what they need to compete." The existing network is being used in firefighter training.