Worcester proposes task force for city-owned broadband service

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WORCESTER — Looking to address the digital divide that exists in the city, the City Council Urban Technologies, Innovation and Environment Committee Thursday night called for the establishment of a task force to look at the feasibility of implementing a municipally owned broadband network.

In asking for the task force, the three-member committee is asking City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. to consider including municipal employees and stakeholders from the community.

The committee also asked the city’s Technical Service Department to provide a report on what options the city might have to developing such a broadband system.

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