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The Verde Independent | Cottonwood, Arizona
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Verde Valley renews broadband push
Under Senate Bill 1402, ADOT does not shoulder the cost of laying broadband conduit or fiber. Rather, private companies are permitted to piggy-back on these road projects to help stymie the already high cost of installing broadband.
Under Senate Bill 1402, ADOT does not shoulder the cost of laying broadband conduit or fiber. Rather, private companies are permitted to piggy-back on these road projects to help stymie the already high cost of installing broadband.
Stalled efforts to bring broadband to the Verde Valley may be picking up steam in the coming weeks as economic development leaders bring together vendors who can help finance this expensive project.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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See it while you can
See it while you can
The cream of the crop of Yavapai College student artwork is currently on display at the Spring Student Art Exhibition. The event highlights student work made in a variety of Yavapai College art classes. On Thursday, April 10, a reception was held for the public to come and celebrate the exhibition with students and faculty. The Verde Gallery is located in building F on the Clarkdale campus. The show closes on April 24. VVN/Jon Pelletier

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