8/31/16 – 5:20 A.M.
Hancock County plans to use the Findlay City School’s dark fiber network for telephone services in the future, but the system isn’t ready yet. As a result, the county commissioners agreed to extend their contract with Centrex for another year. The county pays around $10,000 a month for phone services. If the county decides to abandon the contract once the fiber loop is ready, they’ll still have to pay the remaining amount.
Telecommunications coordinator Dale Shaheen told the commissioners the extension was cheaper than a new contract would have been. AT&T quoted the county a monthly rate of more than $91,000 for a monthly deal.
The fiber loop is expected to be online sometime in the first quarter of 2017.Read More →