The Webster County Board of Supervisors received three proposals and approved one to provide telephone service for the county yesterday. Andy McGill, data processing manager for the county, said five-year contract proposals from Frontier Communications and NetINS were accepted. The proposals include 150 phone number extensions, 5,000 long distance minutes, and two voice and one fax circuit. A 60-month contract with Frontier Communications would have cost the county $3,261 per month, while NetINS submitted options of $2,315 and $2,047. Several Frontier representatives were in attendance, touting the local service they could provide; however Board Chairman Bob Singer says ultimately, they went with the most cost-effective proposal
The agreement with NetINS represents about a $70,000 difference over the course of five years.