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Tuesday, January 13, 2004

 

Pennsylvania: Meadville's attempt to recruit 60 jobs fails due to lack of fiber

Meadville, Pennsylvania was the front-runner in the competition to land a regional state police center -- until state officials learned there was no fiber available locally:

"Initially, Meadville appeared to be the front-runner for the center, which will employ about 60 people, including dispatchers and clerical workers in addition to state police. The cost of placing the center in or around Meadville may be too great, because of necessary connections to a fiber optic network, said state police Lt. Jacob Crider, the project implementation coordinator."

(The brief article is buried in the middle of a regional news round up.)

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