CSFN FIBER EXPANSION UNDERWAY IN 2022 WILL BRING 100 Gbps SERVICE WITH EXPANSION FUNDED BY CONNECT ILLINOIS BROADBAND INITIATIVE, COOK COUNTY AND FEDERAL GRANTS.

As part of the the CSFN’s relationship with Cook County the County has recently received a grant of $1.8M from the State of Illinois as part of the Connect Illinois broadband expansion initiative.  Additionally, the County has received ARPA funds to fund build beyond the initial State Grant. This initial phase of construction is set to commence in the spring.  Urbancom.net the operator of the network will roll out 100Gbps service once the new construction is completed.

Cook County supports sustainable action to advance digital equity. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has tasked Offices Under the President to advance digital equity in three areas: digital infrastructure, digital proficiency, and digital accessibility. All three areas are equal priorities for Cook County. Together, all three are the only way communities can move across the digital divide.  The CSFN network is a key way that the County can enhance the expansion of broadband in the Chicago South Suburbs.

Key Community Anchor Institutions who will benefit by the Fiber build include Community Colleges located in the Chicago Southland as well as public safety facilities and other community institutions in the following communities:

City of Country Club Hills
Village of East Hazel Crest
Village of Flossmoor
Village of Glenwood
Village of Hazel Crest
City of Harvey
City of Homewood
Village of Matteson
Village of Olympia Fields
Village of Orland Hills
Village of Orland Park
City of Palos Heights
City of Palos Hills
Village of Palos Park
Village of Phoenix
Village of Thornton
Village of Tinley Park

 

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