The Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with the City of Cheyenne, Cheyenne Depot Museum & Microsoft to bring a broadband solution to the community.
The announcement was made by Kate Behnken, the head Microsoft Global Engagement. Microsoft is providing a $150k strategic grant to the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce Foundation; Cheyenne Chamber Foundation. This funding will go toward the installation of free public broadband at the Cheyenne Depot.
The announcement kick-started the the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce “Going the Distance” luncheon presented by Jonah Bank, Friday, January 11th. The event also covered an array of information on community infrastructure from broadband, roads to air service.
In 2018, Mayor Orr formed the Broadband Task Force to focus on downtown and City of Cheyenne broadband solutions. At the luncheon she expressed her excitement for the public broadband on behalf of the City of Cheyenne, as well as this assembled task force. Throughout the last year the Broadband Taskforce defined specific goals on behalf of the City of Cheyenne. These goals were fully endorsed by the City Council and one was focused on bringing public wifi to the community. She further expressed the importance of public/private partnerships when getting projects like this completed.