Information on Fibernet service coming in meetings

March 21, 2019

ROCK FALLS – Rock Falls residents can learn everything they need to know about the city’s Fibernet broadband service at upcoming informational meetings.

Wayne Shafer, the city’s broadband department director, told council members Tuesday that phase one of the project is complete and now they are moving on to getting the word out to citizens about what the city has to offer for internet service.

“... we have 20 miles of cable,” Shafer said. “We have 25 active lines now.”

There will be four sessions, at 2 and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and April 24, all in council chambers at City Hall, 603 10th St. The cost, system capabilities, how to sign up and other information will be provided.

Residents also can go to rockfallsfiber.net for more information.

Also Tuesday, the council passed a resolution that moves forward a road reconstruction project for a half-mile of Dixon Avenue from state Route 40 to the Hennepin feeder canal. The project will cost about $324,000 and will not start until 2021.

Curb and gutter, sidewalks, driveway approaches and drainage infrastructure work will be included.

Members also were reminded that city crews will begin picking up yard waste on April 1. It must be in refuse cans marked with an X and lawn bags not exceeding 35 gallons in capacity or 35 pounds.