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The Point, June 11, 2019: 'Sounds Like A Huge Challenge': Consultant's Report Lays Out Pluses and Minuses Of Gainesville-Owned Fiber Network

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Today's top stories

• A survey of potential city-owned broadband network customers showed less than half are in support of Gainesville building its own fiber network, a new consultant's report shows. The idea has been discussed for years, but never in this much detail. A quarter of the 370 respondents don't believe Gainesville should build it at all. The city paid $105,000 for the analysis, which will be presented to all Gainesville city commissioners next week. (WUFT News)

A proposed state constitutional amendment banning assault weapons advances toward the 2020 ballot, as it received over 103,000 signatures as of Monday. The petition needs 766,200 signatures by February to make it to the ballot. (WFSU)

A 45-year-old man was struck and killed by lightning while riding his motorcycle on Interstate 95 on Sunday afternoon. It's the first lightning-related death in Florida this year and the second nationwide. (Palm Beach Post)

A professor and researchers at Florida A&M University created the first printing of human cornea cells in a 3D printer in the nation. This breakthrough could lead to groundbreaking cornea advancements in the medical field. (Tallahassee Democrat)

A 37-year-old Gainesville man is barred from all city-owned buildings after sending threatening emails to Gainesville's city commissioners. (Gainesville Sun)

Some of GOP state Rep. Mike Hill's supporters plan to protest Pensacola News Journal columnist Andy Marlette outside his office building after Marlette criticized the politician for laughing about stoning gay people. Hill has promoted the rally against Marlette on social media. (Florida Politics)

Winghouse Bar & Grill on Southwest Archer Road was cited and fined for illegally dumping used cooking oil onto the property, where it flowed into a retention pond. (Gainesville Sun)

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Jasmine is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.