Quinn, Preckwinkle announce $16 million broadband infrastructure investment in south Chicago suburbs
SOUTH HOLLAND - Gov. Quinn and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced on Friday a state and county commitment to invest $16 million in south Chicago suburbs high-speed Internet connections. Staff from Partnership for a Connected Illinois attended the event at South Subrban Community College.
The event made headlines in several newspapers:
$16M promised for broadband in Chicago suburbs - Chicago Tribune
Southland towns to get broadband access - Southtown Star
Quinn, Preckwinkle promise $16M for high-speed Internet in south suburbs - Northwestern Indiana Times
Northwestern Indiana Times reported:
"Jobs follow brain power," said Quinn, who touted the investment as a job development program, bringing at least 150 new permanent and temporary jobs for engineers, electricians, laborers, construction workers and network technicians.
Communities such as Harvey, Calumet City, Robbins, Dixmoor, Riverdale and Markham will see faster Internet connections when the 70 miles of underground fiber optic cable is installed, primarily in the first phase along Interstate 57.
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