Pittsburg New Fiber Optic Cables

By Felicia Lawrence

Published 08/14 2014 09:25PM

Updated 08/14 2014 10:33PM

PITTSBURG, KS.--- Today marks phase one of a long-term project designed to improve the city's networks and internet access speeds. Workers are laying 144 strands of fiber optic cable primarily down Elm Street In Pittsburg. Assistant City Manager Jay Byers says this investment improves city technology and also provides Pittsburg an opportunity to potentially provide data-based services to other companies.

"The applications we're using now are really bandwith intensive, they're throwing around a lot of data. And to share that data around the city with all the different locations, with the people in the field, we need a very robust fiber network," said Jay Byers, Pittsburg Asst. City Manager.

Phase one is costing the city close to $100,000 and will take about three months to complete. There will be seven other phases. 

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