Rockford city leaders will vote on two agreements to move the iFiber project forward during next week's City Council Meeting.
iFiber will increase broadband connectivity throughout nine Stateline counties.
The service agreement will require anchor institutions to pay a monthly service fee. Anchor institutions include buildings such as government buildings, fire stations, public libraries, hospitals and schools.
In order to take part in the project, Aldermen will also decide on contributing the fibers and tubes already in the ground.
iFiber is funded through federal and state grants paying for construction of the project. Construction is expected to be completed by July 2013. The project budget is $68.5 million.