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More internet options coming soon for Buffalo residents

Posted at 6:47 PM, Dec 23, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — There could be more options for internet soon in the City of Buffalo.

Monday, the common council voted unanimously to approve a license agreement for companies looking to re-work the fiber optic infrastructure.

This license agreement makes it a uniform fee structure and security bonding process for companies to build out a better infrastructure.

With that stronger framework more companies will be enticed to bring their internet services to the city creating competition for the first time in decades.

Those options could be coming sooner rather than later.

“There are a few companies looking to come in right now,” said sponsoring council member Rich Fontana. “They want to come into the City and start building out soon, they want agreements in place by the spring and get into the ground and into the air by the summertime.”