CASPER, Wyo. — On Sept. 19, the Casper City Council gave the go-ahead for a revocable license agreement with Mountain West Technologies Corporation on the installation and maintenance of a fiber-optic line on city property.
Mountain West has proposed to lay a fiber-optic distribution main from 4th Street near the Casper Area Transit Office to the Highland Cemetery Office. The main will also extend along the property line of the Cemetery and Highland Park.
This new installation will serve the Transit Office, Highland Cemetery Office, and Fire Station No. 3, according to a memo prepared for the City Council.
According to the agreement, the route through city property allows for the shortest sufficient connection to these facilities. Single-use service line maximum lengths would be exceeded otherwise.
“We are completing the work for the city currently while talking to businesses” Lesha Thorvaldson of Mountain West Technologies explained.
While the line is not yet offering service to customers, Thorvaldson added that it “will be part of the process as they move forward.”
The license can be revoked by the city with 60 days’ notice. Mountain West will bear all costs associated with maintenance and restoration of the property if the license is revoked.
The move aligns with the city’s ongoing initiatives to improve connectivity and infrastructure. With this new fiber-optic line, key city facilities will experience more reliable service, benefiting both operations and public engagement.
The memo for the City Council can be found below.
Due to ongoing and extensive renovations at City Hall, the City Council met in The Lyric, 230 W. Yellowstone Highway, at 6 p.m. The session was open to the public. Those interested can watch a video of the meeting on the City of Casper YouTube channel.