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      WG&L looks into internet expansion

      WG&L now wants to grow the telecom services as they're currently serving four percent of the commercial side and want to expand into the residential side. / Sasha Lenninger


      Water, Gas and Light held their first fiscal meeting of the year and focused on residential telecom services, which would be internet provided by the city.

      WG&L now wants to grow the telecom services as they're currently serving four percent of the commercial side and want to expand into the residential side.

      Assistant City Manager for Utilities and Operations Stephen Collier says this new service is something many residents want. "Everybody is hungry for technology and they want competition. They like to take several entities and compare the price and see what works best for their household."

      The committee says it could possibly compete against Mediacom and the money made would be kept local.

      The service could come as early as September or October.

      Stay connected to WFXL.com as the story develops.

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