The Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board met virtually on Tuesday to approve moving forward with two applications for broadband grants in the county.
The board will go before the Mathews County Board of Supervisors during Tuesday’s 6 p.m. meeting in the Mathews High School auditorium to ask for the county’s approval.
One grant, which is being applied for in cooperation with Gloucester and Middlesex counties and provider Open Broadband LLC out of North Carolina, would provide broadband for up to 180 homes in Mathews and would require a county match of $110,000. It would involve installing a fixed wireless system on a tower near Fort Nonsense to serve most of Chapel Neck, Kingston Lane, and North End Estates, said Mathews County Planning and Zoning Director Thomas Jenkins.
A second grant is being applied for in cooperation with Lancaster, Caroline, and Middlesex counties and provider Atlantic Broadband. It would provide service for up to 402 homes in Mathews and would requir...
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