BROADBAND: City commissioners — discussing whether to offer gigabit Internet service to businesses and residents since 2014 — are looking for a consultant to put together a business plan to make the city a service provider. A decision on whether to start a new utility is at least a year away.
CONGRESS: Lakeland lawyer Kristen Carlson, 64, has joined the race for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Dennis Ross. She offers herself as a fiscal conservative whose experience as a lawyer for the Department of Citrus shows she can work with Republicans and government agencies.
RAIN: We all know we’ve had a wet week. How wet? With almost half a month left to go, we’re already nearly three times the average rainfall for May. The weekend forecast: 70 percent chance of more rain.