Friday, March 14, 2008 By Aaron Brown
Range fibernet project at a crossroads
, March 15, 2008
The effort to bring an ultra-high speed fiber optic network to 11 Iron Range cities is exploring a new direction after a contentious meeting in January left some once-active members expressing doubts about the proposed project.
The Iron Range Network Joint Powers Board had planned to give presentations to the city councils of the 11 member cities in February, but those presentations have been put on hold while supporters try to determine their next step, a decision they expect to make at a meeting in Hibbing on Thursday.