By Albert Trevino
The Corrigan city council approved a letter to broadband companies urging them to allocate funds to improve the city’s internet capabilities during the November meeting.
During the action agenda, the council approved the open letter addressing local internet companies that have reportedly received funds at the federal, state and county levels for the purpose of serving underserved areas in the region.
The letter states that under the FCC’s current broadband standards, “all residents of Corrigan are unserved” and that neighboring communities “are provided with a higher standard of service than those within city limits.”
The council is asking for those funds coming from the citizens to be utilized for broadband buildouts within the city.
Also during the meeting, the council also moved forward with a cash management agreement for direct deposit on payroll and ACH payments for utility bills at Citizen’s State Bank from other banks.
The 2023 city holiday schedule was also approved and will match Polk County’s holiday schedule.
During the department reports, the city announced the TxDOT I-69 Relief Route Groundbreaking Ceremony to be held on Dec. 5 on site at 10:00 p.m., with a reception to follow at Corrigan First Baptist Church.