Should the city of Monticello spend money for a feasibility study that would research the concept of municipal and other fiberoptic networks joining forces? That communications infrastructure-related query was on Tuesday night’s Monticello City Council agenda.
The issue of transit in Wright County has turned into its own version of The Neverending Story, as the future of transit in the county seemingly changes on a weekly or even a daily basis. During the May 20 meeting of the Wright County Board of Commissioners, there was yet another twist and turn to the county’s stance on transit.
City officials have finally released a draft copy of a consultant’s status report that provides analysis of FiberNet Monticello technology and operational improvements. The Monticello Times filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the city asking the Dawson FiberNet Monticello status report be released.
Monticello’s quest to obtain a FiberNet software program independent of a management service contract generated friction during Monday’s city council meeting. Council members previously authorized purchase of billing software and associated support services from Great Lakes Data Services (GLDS) at their March 10 meeting. Software from the company was initially favored because city staff was [...]
The Monticello City Council has entered into contracts with Brian Estrem and Dan Olsen for general management and technical services supporting FiberNet Monticello, the city’s broadband initiative. The agreements unanimously approved Monday extend to Dec. 31, 2014. According to a background memo prepared by City Administrator Jeff O’Neill, Brian Estrem’s contract calls for a monthly [...]