North Branch gets High-Speed Internet!
The city invested almost $500,000 in constructing a fixed wireless internet network that guarantees all residents and businesses of North Branch have access to high speed internet (100 mbps/20mbps). The city is leasing the internet network consisting of towers and transmission equipment, to a private internet provider at a nominal cost. The provider will operate the network, manage the resident subscriptions, and provide all necessary maintenance and upgrades. This will ensure residents have access to the internet for their telecommuting, telemedicine and distance learning needs that were amplified by the COVID related shutdowns.
This network will not only serve the residents’ immediate needs, but it will provide a low cost solution into the future, knowing that reliable internet service is a necessity and no longer a luxury.