Westminster is requesting proposals to begin construction on the first phase of a planned city-wide fiber network to connect approximately 9,000 homes and 500 businesses.
The first phase of the network was approved in 2013 and includes two business
adjacent to the Carroll County Regional Airport as well as a residential community on the west side of town, according to a news release from the City of Westminster.
The project is expected to break ground this summer, according to the release, and the goal is to deliver enhanced broadband services at a lower cost compared to other delivery methods.
The city has budgeted an additional $6.3 million for Fiscal Year 2015 to begin building the city-wide network.
Earlier this month, Council President Robert Wack said the city plans to learn from the pilot project before moving forward with more phases.