Marathon Co., WI officials say long-term solution needed for people unable to call 911 dur...

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- Marathon County officials say a long-term fix
is needed for residents affected by extended Frontier phone service
outages in the county.

Frontier Communications, representatives from Sen. Tammy Baldwin's
office, and stakeholders in the phone and cell industries have been
invited to attend a March infrastructure meeting to address the
problem of residents who say they are left unable to call 911 in an
emergency for weeks at a time when their landlines go down. In terms
of long-term solutions, board members say the county-funded broadband
plan unveiled by Design Nine last month will be a key focus moving
forward. The report, which found large portions of the county as
"unserved" or "underserved" by high-speed internet under Federal
Communications Commission definitions, included plans to reach between
89 and 100% of the county with broadband in the next five to ten

Bill Horne
Telecom Digest Moderator

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