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Does Minden need more fiber?

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Broadband Internet study under way

Minden’s Economic Development Director, James Graham is spearheading a survey to gauge public interest in fiber-optic cables for internet services in Minden.

Fiber-optic cables are more reliable and faster than DSL or broadband services. A fiber-optic internet connection transfers data through thin glass wires inside a larger protective cable. The information is transferred through light signals within these wires.

According to a paper being circulated by the city, DSL phone line internet has an upload and download speed range 3-9 megabits per second. Broadband cable wires have an speed range of 20-38 megabits per second.

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