Silverton sees fiber glow at end of tunnel

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Silverton sees fiber glow at end of tunnel

Eagle-Net nears completion of high-speed Internet link
Silverton teacher Deborah Runion, center, coaches a handful of elementary and high school students who put on a skit about the history of telecommunications in Silverton on Thursday afternoon at Silverton School. The town’s residents Thursday celebrated a promised completion of fiber-optic links to the remote mountain hamlet by next spring – a hopeful sign that 20 years of efforts to improve Internet service have finally paid off.
Mayor Chris Tookey links a symbolic fiber-optic cable on Thursday afternoon at Silverton School.
STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald

Ben Johnson, front, and Jeff Clawson, both drillers with subcontractor Paonia, drill a hole in preparation for laying conduit that will receive the fiber-optic cable leading to Silverton on Thursday afternoon near mile-marker 37 along U.S. Highway 550.

Silverton sees fiber glow at end of tunnel

Silverton teacher Deborah Runion, center, coaches a handful of elementary and high school students who put on a skit about the history of telecommunications in Silverton on Thursday afternoon at Silverton School. The town’s residents Thursday celebrated a promised completion of fiber-optic links to the remote mountain hamlet by next spring – a hopeful sign that 20 years of efforts to improve Internet service have finally paid off.
Mayor Chris Tookey links a symbolic fiber-optic cable on Thursday afternoon at Silverton School.
STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald

Ben Johnson, front, and Jeff Clawson, both drillers with subcontractor Paonia, drill a hole in preparation for laying conduit that will receive the fiber-optic cable leading to Silverton on Thursday afternoon near mile-marker 37 along U.S. Highway 550.
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