County Raises Concerns About Fiber Optics Project

County Raises Concerns About Fiber Optics Project

Zachary Oren Smith | Muscatine Journal

With a ream of paper in hand, Keith White, Muscatine County’s engineer, approached the lectern the way he does most Mondays to tell the Board of Supervisors about the permits up for approval. While the number of permits ranges from week to week, they do sometimes stack up.

This week, however, was different.

“This is all one,” White said, running his finger through hundreds of pages of a single permit application.

The permit was filed by MidAmerican Energy for 55 miles of fiber optic cable the company plans to run through Muscatine County along its borders with Johnson, Louisa and Scott counties. With a project his big, White said the county is facing a problem…(Read the full story)

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