Four bits of metro and regional network news to catch up with at midweek:
WANRack has won the favor of Taylor County, Wisconsin. Following an October 2020 RFP, the county has picked WANRack to build out a 984 mile fiber network. The new fiber will connect municipal facilities such as courthouses, city halls, public works departments, and sheriff’s departments, and will also be available to carriers seeking to reach consumers and enterprises. The buildout will be funded in part by a $9.5M bond. Taylor County is in the rural upper central part of the state and is home to a population of about 21,000.