City Council receives update regarding potential broadband internet initiative

Amora R Jelo
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The Amarillo City Council recently heard an update on the potential of a city initiative in the works that would give all area residents basic access to broadband internet. 

According to previous Globe-News reports, the model city officials are exploring would have open access for Amarillo residents for essential services on the internet, including education, healthcare, social services and banking. 

Other services, including watching movies or television on streaming platforms and gaming, would require a subscription, which officials hope would pay for those community members using the network solely for essential services. 

Place four city council member Howard Smith said discussions surrounding this service began in June, with committee meetings occurring every three to four weeks since then. Through those meetings, officials have come up with an initial vision to provide this service to the citizens of Amarillo. 

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