Gigabit Lakeland: The Lakeland City COmmission instructed staff to “put together a bid package to find a consultant” toward creating a test city-owned broadband service. “There are other cities in the country that are just doing it better than we are,” (Commissioner Don) Selvage said. “Here we are on a gold mine of 330 miles of fiber, and we can’t seem to make the next leap.”
Lakeland Volunteers: Pam DeNeve is one of the 12 Faces of Christmas for her volunteer work at Circle B Bar Reserve.
Business Park Expansion: The City Commission approved a 29 acre expansion of the business park next to the BridgeWater community on Highway 33. The remaining 87 acres of the former golf course is slated to become recreational land.