City near wireless Internet agreement
Hagerstown city officials are nearing a deal that would bring wireless Internet to the city through the city's electric system.
The City Light Department has been looking into wireless broadband capabilities since this spring. City Light Department Manager Mike Spiker said an agreement has been developed that would be offered to companies willing to provide the service.
The plans are to put the 10-year agreement up for bid in early January and close the bidding by late January.
Spiker said that depending on how the bidding goes, a company could be providing wireless Internet access through the city's power lines by late spring 2005.