Fiber-Optic Amendment Could Limit Positive Impact Of Prairie Dog Bill, City Leaders Say

Fiber-Optic Amendment Could Limit Positive Impact Of Prairie Dog Bill, City Leaders Say

Emily Allen  |  Grand Folks Herald

 

After amendments were made on Wednesday to a bill that would provide infrastructure funding to non-oil-producing governments in eastern North Dakota, city officials from Grand Forks say one update will limit the positive impact such funding could have locally.

Changes made to House Bill 1066, so-dubbed the “Prairie Dog bill” by legislators, include a provision to prohibit local governments from using the proposal’s funding for the installation of fiber-optic infrastructure.

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