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Is broadband coming to Davenport?

DAVENPORT — Lincoln County has signed franchise agreements for fiber-optic broadband access through several grants with seven of the eight county municipalities, but one municipality agreement remains outstanding: The county seat.

And that’s because the city, spurred by concerns identified by attorney David Bingaman, has identified language in the proposed agreement that some key stakeholders worry could give the county access to city-owned property without giving the city the ability to negotiate any changes or updates to fiber-optic construction.

The county, meanwhile, has said that such con...


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