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Vilas panel OKs altering forest plan for fiber-optic cable

By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

The Vilas County Forestry, Recreation and Land Committee approved amending the county forest 15-year plan in a meeting last week, allowing private utility service lines to access across the county forest and establishing a $250  fee.

ChoiceTel of Eagle River requested access to bury a fiber-optic cable across approximately 1.8 miles of county land from East Star Lake Road to Buckatabon Road using McLeod Road to provide high-speed Internet service to Camp Ramah.

The present language in the forest plan for private access showed a fee of $1 per foot, which would have cost $9,500 and would be too expensive for the company.

Two alternatives were considered:

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 5:24 PM

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