News Flash Home
The original item was published from 8/3/2022 10:54:00 AM to 9/4/2022 12:00:01 AM.

News Flash

Latest City of Siloam Springs News

Posted on: August 3, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Broadband Study Report

Broadband Fiberoptic lines with blue background

In April 2021, the City Board of Directors established a Broadband Advisory Committee to research various options as it relates to a possible city-sponsored, city-wide, fiber optic internet service.  The Committee’s role was to review various business models that other cities have used to provide such service; review service offering options; and ultimately make a recommendation to the City Board regarding the Committee’s findings.  The Committee interviewed the executive director from Clarksville Connected Utilities regarding their broadband utility; representatives from Hope, AR regarding their broadband initiative; and Mark Latham, previous city manager for Highland, Illinois, regarding his experience establishing a fiber-to-the-home service. The Committee also reviewed various business models for municipal operated internet services and a variety of service offerings.  The Committee decided that a feasibility study needed to be conducted by an outside third party.  In early August 2021, the Board approved the Committee’s request to publish a Request for Proposals for the purposes of hiring a consultant to conduct a municipal broadband feasibility study.  After reviewing all 10 responses to the RFP, and interviewing the top 5 entities, the Committee recommended the City hire CCG Consulting to complete the feasibility study.  The contract with CCG Consulting was approved by the City Board in January 2022.  The feasibility study was completed in June and was presented to the City Board on August 2, 2022.   

Broadband Study Report

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Latest City of Siloam Springs News

Three workers discuss plans while conducting maintenance at a substation.

Siloam Springs Boosts Electrical System

Posted on: February 16, 2024
A look at the different stages of a solar eclipse.

2024 Great North American Eclipse

Posted on: February 8, 2024 | Last Modified on: November 21, 2023
A GIS map of neighborhoods notifying upcoming road closures.

Road Closure Notice

Posted on: January 31, 2024
An image showcasing the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Meter.

Introducing AquaHawk Alerting System

Posted on: January 26, 2024
A little girl sits at a table while on a computer at a library.

Library Launches Community Survey to Shape Future Services

Posted on: January 24, 2024 | Last Modified on: November 21, 2023
Image of a cold weather warning sign against a snowy background.

Winter Preparedness Tips

Posted on: January 10, 2024
A Police Officer Poses with a Smile for the Camera.

Scott Miller Named Chief of Police

Posted on: January 5, 2024
An aerial view of a Google map displaying multiple location pins.

Major Projects Tracker Now Live

Posted on: November 15, 2023
A tornado siren stands prepared to provide protection under a clear blue sky.

Outdoor Emergency System

Posted on: November 9, 2023
A cheerful girl looks directly at the camera, grinning.

Meet Hallie Monson

Posted on: November 8, 2023
A hand holding a pen, writing a check on a checkbook.

Important Update For Writing City Checks

Posted on: November 7, 2023
Street sign against a clear blue sky

Sager Creek Drive Rebuild Project

Posted on: November 2, 2023
A cheerful man with a friendly expression facing the camera.

Meet Kris Paxton

Posted on: October 18, 2023
A man grinning warmly in front of the camera.

Meet Jason Davis

Posted on: October 18, 2023
A man and woman sit together on a couch while they look at a computer screen with excitement.

Utility Bill Management

Posted on: July 19, 2023
A group of people dig into a pile of dirt with shovels to celebrate a ground breaking.

Terminal Modernization Project

Posted on: March 16, 2023
Downtown Siloam Springs

Community Survey Results

Posted on: March 9, 2023