Lancaster to establish a broadband authority

by Madison White Franks

LANCASTER—Lancaster supervisors on May 31 approved the concept of the county forming its own broadband authority as recommended by an advisory committee exploring the issue.

A broadband authority would pursue the high speed internet technology on the county’s behalf, said David Pere of Weems, a member of the advisory committee.

The committee also requested that the board conduct a public hearing in July or August on establishing an authority. However, no action was taken related to the request.

“These recommendations are to promote economic development, increase educational and vocational training opportunities, empower entrepreneurship, provide a gateway to quality of life enhancing technology and innovation, and foster civic engagement and public safety,” said Pere…