Loop business owners laud fiber optic cables
UNIVERSITY CITY (AP) - Business owners along the Delmar Loop in University City and St. Louis say the installation of fiber optic cables will have a big impact on businesses in the area.
The cables are part of the Loop trolley project. The trolley itself won't be in place until 2016, but KMOX Radio reports that the cables will be in place earlier, allowing restaurants, offices and other businesses to offer the latest in high-speed internet technology.
Building owner John Mathews says the technology will help draw high-capacity data users to the Loop. Cafe owner Patrick Liburto says that could help attract start-up companies, too.