Local fiber optic project update Dec. 3 | TheUnion.com

Local fiber optic project update Dec. 3

Spiral Internet, as Bright Fiber Network, Inc., submitted a California Advanced Services Fund grant application on Feb. 1, 2013 to build a gigabit fiber optic Internet network located in south Nevada County along Highway 174 and Dog Bar Road.

Late last week, the California Public Utilities Commission staff submitted a resolution to the commission recommending that the $16.8 million funding for the project be approved, and placed on its Dec. 3 agenda for a vote.

The phase one project will provide gigabit (1,000 megabits per second) symmetrical Internet access speeds over a new 100 percent fiber optic network for 1,963 households. It will also serve businesses, schools, and public safety facilities within its 21 square mile imprint. The active ethernet network will be built all underground to each premise; providing sustainability and scalability for 50 to 100 years into the future. It will be the first such network in rural northern California, and one of the few within California.

Spiral Internet is seeking support from Nevada County residents and businesses in submitting letters of support to the commissioners.

Visit http://www.nevadacountyconnected.com for more information.

CRV buy back center open in North San Juan

​Effective Aug. 27, Waste Management opened a “CRV (California Redemption Value) buy back” center in North San Juan at the Transfer Station on Flume Street. “CRV buy back” material is any beverage container that includes a deposit when purchased. Previously, residents had to haul their “money back” recyclables to Nevada City, Grass Valley or the McCourtney Road Transfer Station.

This new buy back service is in addition to the mixed recyclables, cardboard, used oil collection and refuse that the site has been taking since opening many years ago.

Waste Management is promoting this new service with flyers for customers and at businesses in the town. For additional information about this service or for information about facility hours of operation, rates for specific buy back materials, or any other questions regarding the Transfer Station in North San Juan, call 530-575-8349.

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