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Broadband backbone project well underway

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Yuma County's middle-mile fiber backbone project kicked off this past September and is now well underway.

The project came about because of the lack of reliable fiber optic infrastructure in our area, bringing challenges to education, telemedicine, and agricultural technology.

The middle mile will consist of about 140 linear miles of broadband backbone that will connect the different communities within the county to reliable high-speed internet.

The contract for the design-build and work order allocated over 20 million dollars to the project.

The county's goal is to enable access to fast, reliable, affordable internet service for everyone in Yuma County.

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