by: Diane Benjamin
The Feds got the brilliant idea to fund expansion of broadband service. Hence CIRBN was born, but don’t plan on using it unless you are part of government, a schools, or other non-profit organization. The service isn’t offered to individuals.
In December the Normal City Council approved an agreement to assist them with operations. Evidently they didn’t have the “infrastructure” to allow for hiring. In English – they didn’t have any money. But, Normal thinks it will get paid back. http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/story/normal-takes-on-big-role-for-broadband-project/d/story/wNH3CMI0vUqYkrJeem4CXw
They have a new Executive Director. Who is paying the bills? How about the new custom van? Don’t worry, it’s all okay, Mayor Chris Koos said so.