Public Interest – Marengo

Are you interested in starting the conversation on getting better Internet connectivity? Do you pay too much for your Internet service? Are you dissatisfied with your current service? Then come to this meeting to learn more on how we can do better. This is our first series of meetings to get things started and conversing about what we can…

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McHenry Consortium partners with small ISPs to provide service to large and medium-sized businesses in Woodstock, IL

Back in 2013, five government agencies, including City of Woodstock, Woodstock Community Unit School District #200, McHenry County, and McHenry County College, agreed to work together to form the McHenry County Broadband Fiber Network Consortium, which took on a $2.1 million project to build 15 miles of high-speed fiber-optic communication network mostly in Woodstock to 21 sites (Figure 1)….

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Public Interest – McHenry

Are you interested in starting the conversation on getting better Internet connectivity? Do you pay too much for your Internet service? Then come to this meeting to learn how we can do better. This is our first series of meetings to get things started and conversing about what we can do. Our Public Interest Director will give an update…

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Public Interest – Woodstock

Are you interested in starting the conversation on getting better Internet connectivity? Do you pay too much for your Internet service? Are you dissatisfied with your current service? Then come to this meeting to learn more on how we can do better. This is our first meeting just to get things started and conversing about what we can do….

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The market has spoken. The market is broken.

The infographic below illustrates the issue of our broken Internet service market here in McHenry County. For many citizens in the county, the only option available is AT&T, Comcast X-Finity, or Charter/Spectrum. If they do not have access, the only option available is expensive satellite or fixed-wireless Internet. Providers, like AT&T and Comcast X-Finity, have been been increasing rates,…

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