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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

West 25th Street Picks Up Fiber Network Funding from OneCommunity Grant

Posted By on Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 12:48 PM

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One Community, the locally owned ultra-high speed broadband provider bringing super-duper-fast Internet to the Euclid Corridor, announced yesterday that the West 25th Street Corridor will pick up some fine grant funding benefits.

From OneCommunity:
Based on its award-winning proposal, the West 25th Corridor will create a fiber network through Ohio City, Tremont, Clark-Fulton, Brooklyn Center and Old Brooklyn. The proposed route encompasses 900+ properties including 14 available development sites. The corridor is four miles long and represents a collaborative effort among four Cleveland City Council Wards: Ward 3, Councilman Joe Cimperman; Ward 12, Councilman Tony Brancatelli; Ward 13, Councilman Kevin Kelley; and Ward 14, Councilman Brian Cummins.

Some of Cleveland's small businesses and nonprofits in addition to its most prominent west side institutions would be impacted including The West Side Market, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, MetroHealth Systems' Main and Old Brooklyn campuses, Nestle's LJ MInor Facilty, Voss Industries, Great Lakes Brewing Company and Lutheran Hospital (Cleveland Clinic). 
"The impact of introducing fiber to this burgeoning district cannot be overstated," OneCommunity CEO Lev Gonik said as the news was announced. "Hospitals, industry and businesses of all sizes, regardless of their scope will benefit from the network. We are proud to be part of this major leap in to the future as outlined by the West 25th Street Corridor Initiative."

Expect Great Lakes Fiber Optic Pilsner out sometime next year.*

* Don't. 


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