Council weighs request to help company

Iola City Council members heard a request from KwiKom to help the company extend its fiber-optic reach throughout Iola. The $320,000 would be repaid through higher franchise fees, KwiKom reps said.

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January 25, 2022 - 10:19 AM

KwiKom Communications workers extend a conduit for a fiber-optic cable through a yard in Iola in 2020. Register file photo

Iola City Council members aren’t yet ready to decide on a request to help an internet service provider pay for what would become a citywide fiber-optic network.

The Council was asked Monday by Iola-based KwiKom Communications to pay half the cost of the fiber-optic expansion.

KwiKom already has fiber-optic service through portions of Iola, primarily north of U.S. 54.

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