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City and county reach agreement

DAVENPORT — After a few months of legal back-and-forth, the city and Lincoln County have reached a franchise agreement for broadband internet in the city.

City council approved the franchise agreement at a regular meeting Wednesday, Nov. 8, and county commissioner Scott Hutsell signed the agreement a day later.

The agreement grants the county permission to “locate, construct, operate and maintain poles, wires, fiber optic lines, underground cables and appurtenances over, under, along and across all of (the city’s) right’s of way.”

A mid-mile component will be constructed from Davenport to Almi...


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