Broadband Task Force
Spring Hill residents and businesses have consistently expressed a need for better broadband speeds, service, and options. At the Nov. 10, 2016, City Council meeting, Mayor Ellis proposed establishing a Broadband Task Force. The City Council approved this request, and seven members were appointed to the new task force at the Jan. 12, 2017 Council meeting.
The Broadband Task Force — a group of resident volunteers — is responsible for examining and evaluating the feasibility of establishing either a public broadband utility or a utility through a public/private partnership. In January 2017, the group began meeting monthly, working with City staff and a consultant to explore and evaluate potential options to bring better internet speeds to Spring Hill. The Broadband Task Force made their final recommendation to the City Council on Feb. 15, 2018.
In Fall 2019, the Broadband Task Force ended their term, completing their initial mission. City staff and the Governing Body continue to move forward on the recommendation.
Sept. 13: Spring Hill Broadband RFP Questions and Answers
Aug. 12: City issues RFP for high-speed broadband
May 23: City Council votes to move forward with Request for Proposals for broadband
Nov. 27: City, Broadband Task Force still on pace with recommendation
Feb. 16: Broadband Task Force makes recommendation to City Council
Dec. 27: Financial analysis of fiber models presented to Broadband Task Force
Nov. 22: Broadband Task Force presented with first fiber options
Nov. 1: Task Force schedules special meeting
Oct. 1: Broadband Task Force kicks off fiber feasibility study
Aug. 1: Council accepts bid for fiber feasibility study
City Councilwoman Andrea Hughes' presentation to Kansas Senate Utilities Committee March 2018
Joanne Hovis, president of CTC Technology and Energy, testifying before U.S. House, mentioning Spring Hill January 2018
Final presentation from CTC Technology and Energy 2018
Dec. 12, 2017 presentation from CTC Technology and Energy
Nov. 16, 2017 presentation from CTC Technology and Energy
CTC Technology and Energy Broadband Feasibility Study — Final report
At their Sept. 24 regular meeting, the Broadband Task Force ended their term. Regular meetings were held 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Spring Hill Civic Center, 401 N. Madison St. View past Broadband Task Force agendas and minutes.
- Julia Atwell
- Mark Bye
- Ricardo Cortez
- Kyle Griffin
- Brian Peel
- Carol Thomas, Chair