Wyoming Business Reports that this week, the Wyoming Legislature will be asked to fund a one-time ask of about $15.8 million to build out the state's proposed 100-gigabit unified network adding to the potential for redundant 100-gigabit rings through the state.
Wyoming has already become home to quite a few data centers – including a massive one created by Microsoft in Cheyenne – that now handle a lot of traffic across the nation. Troy Babbit, Wyoming's Broadband Enterprise Architect for the State of Wyoming, said that the Unified Network would increase the attractiveness of Wyoming for that type of use, among other prospects.
The Unified Network was one of the main topics at last year's Second Annual Broadband Summit for the State of Wyoming.
It is wonderful to live in a state that, despite having the lowest population in the United States (and I believe the best scenery), places a priority on high-speed data and sees it as the opportunity and knowledge pipeline that it is.