The city of Ammon has received a City Achievement Award from the Association of Idaho Cities for development of its municipal fiber optic network. The city’s project was named the “best economic and community development project” Thursday at the AIC’s annual banquet in Boise, according to a news release. The project won after being judged likely to improve quality of life, solve problems in the community, reduce the cost of government and increase services with minimal spending.
Ammon is scheduled to complete the first stage of the project, allowing residents in about 300 homes to access the fiber network, by the fall. A second phase of the project, extending service to another 300 homes, is expected to be complete in late 2018.