Council To Encourage High Speed Access

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Telecommunications Council has decided to encourage telecommunications companies to provide high-speed internet access to all corners of the state. But the council has decided not to require companies to provide more broadband services to remote areas. The decision is reflected in changes the council made to its policy statement on Friday. The statement emphasizes cooperation between the state and the private sector in expanding broadband services. Commission Chairman Steve Ellenbecker says the trend over the past decade has been less regulation, not more.