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City Approves Memorandum With MD Broadband Cooperative

February 11th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Mayor and City Council voted last week to approve a memorandum of understanding with Maryland Broadband Cooperative pertaining to installing new broadband fiber optics under a portion of the downtown mall.  That, of course, will be just one part of the overall redesign of the mall which will also see the replacement of below-ground utility lines; creating a lane for vehicular traffic; adding limited parking spaces and updating the look with a new urban design. City Administrator Jeff Rhodes described the broadband project as a multiyear, team effort that included the city; the board of education; state planning and the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation…

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