Westminster Launches New Fiber Network

The City of Westminster is launching a new fiber network put in place through a public-private partnership with Ting, a network service provider based in Toronto. As reported by the Carroll County Times,

“This is an exciting day for the City of Westminster,” Mayor Kevin Utz said.

Gigi Sohn, counselor to the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said high-speed Internet access has become a necessity.

“What’s happening today is a great example of communities and their leaders taking charge of their broadband futures,” she said.

Utz said he hopes the eventual citywide network will entice businesses and residents alike to move to Westminster.

Broadband and wireless networks will be discussed at the MACo Summer Conference on a panel titled “Broadband and Wireless – Connecting the Dots”. The MACo Summer Conference will be held August 12-15 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. This year’s conference theme is “Energize. Mobilize. Capitalize.”

Learn more about MACo’s Summer Conference:

For a schedule of educational sessions at MACo’s Summer Conference, please view the Registration Brochure.

Questions? Contact Meetings & Events Director Virginia White.