Still no broadband service for Crowley, Swall


Broadband service promised to Crowley Lake and Swall Meadows under an agreement with Verizon has been delayed again, according to county officials.

The service, first promised at the end of January as a mitigation for Verizon violating a Scenic Highway law several years ago, was promised to some residents this week, but Mono County IT director Nate Greenberg said Tuesday the service will not be available as initially planned.

He did not give a date for the service, but said he has been in contact with the state, which is now waiting to see if Verizon meets its request from several months ago for a 12-week extension to the Jan. 28 date.

The state did not grant the extension. Greenberg said the state will wait to see what happens, before possibly leveling fines or penalties against Verizon.