The city of New Hampton spends around $4,000 a year on internet services. According to the New Hampton Tribune, Council-man Scott Perkins said, “That seems awfully high to me. I think we can get a better deal.” One dead-end is LTD Broadband using the city’s water towers for their antenna’s in exchange for free wifi for all city departments.
Water Superintendent Jerry Heying was against this course of action due to the fact that letting LTD have access to these towers could cause them to become damaged.
Even though the city denied this option, it may have jump-started a search party for a better deal. City Clerk Karen Clemens was directed by the council to look into possible alternatives to the new perceived issue.