Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Minocqua Broadband Committee Plans to Send Town Board SonicNet LeaseSubmitted: 01/08/2013

Lane Kimble
Managing Editor/Anchor
lkimble@wjfw.com


MINOCQUA - People who need wireless internet service around Minocqua should have a definite provider in place for some time starting next week.

The town board's Broadband and Business Development Committee agreed to send a lease proposal to the town board for SonicNet last night.

SonicNet has unofficially provided wifi to people on the outskirts of town for about three years now. That's when the town built three wireless towers at a cost of $15,000 each.

This lease would lock the provider in with the town of Minocqua.

It would also likely extend the agreement that the company pay the town one dollar per customer per month.

That brings just in a couple thousand dollars a year. But Board President Mark Hartzheim says they never expected to regain the full $45,000 invested.

The town board will vote on the lease at next Tuesday night's meeting.

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

CHICAGO - A former vice president at MillerCoors has pleaded guilty to defrauding the beer-maker of more than $8 million.

Fifty-nine-year-old Dave Colletti of Chicago pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of wire fraud in federal court. A sentencing date was not set.

+ Read More

Play Video

ST. GERMAIN - Last year, every member of the Vilas County Board voted to send a pointed message on shoreland zoning to Wisconsin's state legislature.

Every member--except one.

Eighteen board members voted for a resolution saying the new, relaxed state shoreland zoning rules were no good. Those board members believed the county's own, stricter shoreline zoning rules served its lakes well.

+ Read More

Play Video

PRESQUE ISLE - We told you last year about a possible water bottling plant in Minocqua, that didn't end up happening. 

Instead, project leaders tried to open the bottling facility in Presque Isle, but that might not happen either.

The Presque Isle Zoning Committee voted Wednesday against changing zoning rules for the plant.

+ Read More

Play Video

MERRILL - Affordable housing continues to be a need for many people. With an aging infrastructure, the Merrill Housing Authority announced a $13.3 million project for a new housing complex and upgrades to its existing buildings.

The project has been in the works for over two year, and thanks to a tax credit approval from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, the project has become a reality.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - Not riding the bus to school, as a kid, usually meant you overslept.

But on Wednesday morning, some students got up a little early just to miss the bus.

+ Read More

Play Video

MANITOWISH WATERS - The teachers and staff at the North Lakeland School in Manitowish Waters can get coffee for free in the teachers' lounge. But on Wednesdays, they choose to pay for their orders.

On those days, 50 cents will get them a hot cup of gourmet coffee brewed and delivered by Hannah Semmerling and Nattie Schellinger.

The eighth-graders opened up H & N's Coffee Shop this school year. Their teachers help out, but the girls do most of the work themselves.

+ Read More

ANTIGO - The photo of American soldiers raising the flag over Iwo Jima brings Americans a lot of pride, especially the people of Antigo. But more than 70 years after that photo was taken, history buffs are questioning whether Antigo's own John Bradley is, in fact, in that photo as previously believed. The Marines have now opened an investigation in an attempt to answer that question.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 




Click Here