Gloucester supervisors received an update on the county’s Open Broadband project and approved a budget appropriation for the Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic at its Jan. 2 meeting, which was held in the colonial courthouse.
Open Broadband representatives addressed the board stating that the project laid out was to construct a citizens band radio system, get the equipment that was purchased onto the towers, and align the towers toward the underserved areas of the county.
Gregory Reid, Area Supervisor, stated that the company completed what needed to be done with the towers and installed Nokia equipment onto the towers initially, but it underperformed to their standards. They then replaced that equipment with Tarana equipment, which was installed at the expense of Open Broadband.
Reid said that Tarana provided great performance speeds, providing much above the 25 megapixels down and 3 megapixels up that was the initial requirement for the VATI grant. Reid said O...
To view the rest of this article, you must log in. If you do not have an account with us, please subscribe here.