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Thomson plans to revamp internet connections


August 28, 2020

Jana Peterson

The Thomson Township fire hall, garage and meeting hall will get an internet upgrade as supervisors agreed to seek a new provider after many glitches in online meetings the past few months.

Following months of spotty internet connectivity during board meetings during the Covid-19 pandemic, Thomson Township is investing in better broadband.

Since the state initially shut down community gatherings due to the pandemic, the board of supervisors has asked community members to attend virtually, either by calling in or using an online stream. The change has drawn attention to the Esko area's poor internet quality.

Township clerk and treasurer Rhonda Peleski said meetings have been marked by "participants dropped, issues with buffering, [and poor] connections." Depending on who was ta...

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