EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – East Hartford officials say the town has signed a development agreement to bring high-speed fiber-optic internet service to town.

The nearly $70 million project, funded by New Jersey-based SiFi Networks, would be the first network of its kind in New England, said officials.

The network would allow for internet speeds of up to 20 times faster than currently available, said a press release. SiFi would install the network along town streets at no cost to the taxpayer and market Fiber Optic internet service to existing Internet Service Providers in East Hartford.

Officials say the project is still in its early stages and requires regulatory approval, as well as buy-in from roughly a third of households in East Hartford to be viable.


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