Nick McWilliams reporting – New fiber internet service will soon be offered in Dover through start-up Omni Fiber.

The Cincinnati-based company officially announced their initial expansion in the Midwest on August 1st.

Interim Mayor Shane Gunnoe says that the arrival of the new internet provider represents further economic expansion and that Dover was one of only a handful of cities picked to be the starting point for the company.

Dover was selected as one of the three initial cities to begin the rollout. Work is anticipated to begin later this month in their fiber to the home citywide program.”

Work is expected to take months to fully complete, and the project represents a $7 million investment by Omni.

A representative who met with Dover this year promised a $55 a month charge for 500-megabyte internet speeds. 

The city will receive a cut of the funds by agreeing to the same financial deal with Omni for using utility poles for service, similar to other internet providers.

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