Rural Internet inches closer

While still moving at dial-up speed, a recent announcement from Lane Council of Governments offers a hopeful sign that the promise of broadband internet for rural parts of Lane County is getting closer.

LCOG—which describes itself as a one-stop destination for services to local governments and agencies in the Lane County region and beyond — recently announced that it has selected a vendor to create a regional broadband strategy with the goal of increasing access to Internet services throughout the county.

Back in June, LCOG’s Selection Committee sent out an RFP . . .