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Broadband expansion continues in Mathews

The Mathews County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday heard another glowing report from Broadband Advisory Board Chair Judy Rowe.

Rowe told the board that Breezeline (formerly Atlantic Broadband) has begun installing fiber lines to upgrade the capacity of its hub behind Thomas Hunter Middle School in order to accommodate the 462 residences and businesses that will be eligible for broadband once its VATI grant-funded project is completed.

Rowe also reported that free outdoor broadband will be available along about a mile of Main Street once the VATI grant-funded Open Broadband project is completed. She said that Open Broadband has been talking with property owners along Main Street to find locations for placing the technology needed to provide the service.

School mask mandate

In other news, supervisors voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of ending mask mandates in county schools.

Mathews Schools Superintendent Nancy Welch reported to the board that the school...

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