Media Contact: Annie Collins 630-761-2978
Citizen Group Launches 'Fiber For Our Future'
First Meeting to be held on January 25th, 1:00pm
Batavia, January 23rd -- The newly formed Tri-City broadband advocacy
group, Fiber For Our Future, announced today that it will hold its
first meeting on Saturday, January 25, at 1:00 p.m., on the 2nd
Floor of 100 North Island Avenue in Batavia.
At the meeting, the group composed of residents and business owners
from St. Charles, Geneva, and Batavia, will take the first step
in creating the foundation to communicate the necessity for a locally
owned fiber optic system that will serve all three cities.
"We're banding together for broadband," said Marion Jacobson,
one of the group's leaders. "We strongly believe the residents
and businesses of the Tri-Cities will suffer severe damage by being
left behind, if we do not take the necessary steps to install this
state-of-the-art technology now. Broadband will enable our communities'
businesses to expand, our schools to remain among the nation's best,
and all of our residents to have the best phone, TV, and Internet
access available. At prices they can afford."
Recently, the City Councils of St. Charles and Geneva approved
holding a referendum on the subject of broadband. But people need
to understand the issues so they can make an informed choice. "That's
where our role comes in," Collins said. "We will be preparing
and distributing information in clear, easy-to-understand language
to assist everybody in our community to understand what they will
be asked to vote for."
"We will demonstrate the great value and the need of fiber
optic technology for everybody in St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia",
said Wolfgang Gruener, Public Relations Manager for Fiber For Our
Future. "This technology will be a tremendous asset to business
development, education, community services and much more which ultimately
will benefit every single resident and business in the Tri-cities
Fiber of our Future encourages citizens throughout the Tri-Cities
to join an open discussion about this exciting opportunity we will
be able to vote for.
We invite everyone who is interested in improving the quality of
life in the Tri-Cities area to attend the Saturday meeting. We invite
all citizens to participate in educating themselves and our communities
about this amazing opportunity.