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Breckenridge approves $8M to build fiber optic network

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Posted at 1:36 PM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-16 15:36:33-04

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado town of Breckenridge is set to become one of the first mountain resort communities with a town-owned fiber optic network.

The Summit Daily News reports the Breckenridge Town Council has approved spending $8 million for the network.

Fiber optic cables operate on light signals rather than the electronic impulses carried by traditional wire-based communications, allowing fiber optics to produce much higher transmission speeds and bandwidths than their copper-wire counterparts.

Local officials say the $8 million investment will help cover design and construction costs for the network designed to provide new opportunities for high-speed internet service, better cellular service and coverage, public Wi-Fi assets, real-time water metering and more.

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Information from: Summit Daily News, http://www.summitdaily.com/