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United Fiber and Data will be holding a "public awareness meeting" Jan. 27 at Martin Library,159 E. Market St, York, during which the local data company hopes to encourage community members to "learn how (York) could embrace digital technology" with access to high-speed Internet.

UFD and associated companies including Think Loud Development are in the process of redeveloping an area in the city's northeast, where the companies' headquarters are at 210 York St., near the old York County prison. According to a UFD spokesperson in September, a data center is among the company's plans for the area.

UFD did not answer questions about its plans at the time of publication.

An Eventbrite post explains UFD's big plan, of which the York data center would be a part. The company plans to run a "point-to-point ultra-high-speed broadband fiber network"  from New York City to Ashburn, Virginia.

The company encourages community members to find ways they could best leverage high-speed Internet to York's benefit. As a stop along the way, York could benefit from faster Internet connectivity; the city could become more attractive to investors, and faster Internet could allow members of the community to have a  connect better with their fellow Yorkers and people across the world, the post states.

RSVP to the event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/800-am-january-27th-martin-library-york-pa-tickets-20132859926.

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