The Orfordville Village Board approved a proposal from Sonic Spectrum to bring a new option for high-speed internet to the village.

The proposal was approved at the board’s June 25 meeting pending review of the contract by the village attorney.

Sonic will provide the Orfordville Police Department with five surveillance cameras in return for renting space on the village’s water tower, according to the minutes.

Jason Knox, village board member, believes having another option for internet service will “help out a lot of people,” he said.

Knox has heard many complaints from residents about the speed and availability of services already provided in the village, he said.

A representative from Sonic told the board Sonic’s services should not interfere with existing internet services, Knox said.

Once the village attorney approves the contract, services could be available as soon as two weeks, Knox said.

Information provided by the village said the service can take up to 45 days to be ready.

The company based in Durand, Illinois, provides internet connections of up to 25 megabits per second in rural areas near the state line, including in Footville and Albany.

Rise Broadband, Frontier Internet and Litewire Internet already offer service in Orfordville.



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