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Pittsburg to Increase High Speed Internet Connectivity

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Faster internet service is a click away for the city of Pittsburg.

A plan to expand the city's fiber optic internet between a number of municipal buildings is in the works.

Fiber optic communication is a method of transmitting information from one place to another in an instant.

City officials say they see an increasing need for secure and stable access to sites around the city.

A local business owner would also like options when it comes to his internet service, and Tim Kundiger owner of Timepiece Real Estate knows his business wouldn't survive without it.

"We would move so slow, other businesses would take us over pretty fast."

Kundiger says he's paying too much for internet, and is limited to only one high speed internet provider.

"I'd like to see more options, pretty much you're locked in to one company and you don't really have a choice."

The city's director of innovation Jay Byers says currently there's not plans to deliver internet capabilities to citizens but it will certainly leave the possibility open.

"We really needed to have a good communication system and the key to a good communication system is to have a good fiber backbone," said Byers.

The project is said to begin in May.

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