The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors recently allocated $2 million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to expand broadband internet to unserved residents throughout the county, bringing Gloucester another step closer to providing access to the entire community, according to a release from the county’s Community Engagement and Public Information office.
The service will be provided by the county’s partner in the project, Open Broadband, LLC, and will use a fixed wireless system. The project is designed to provide broadband service throughout the county. There are approximately 2,500 unserved structures in Gloucester and the funding, along with a Virginia Telecommunications Initiative Grant currently underway, will mean that everyone in the county will have access to broadband, the release stated.
Cox Communications provides service to approximately 86 percent of the county. The U.S. Treasury Department requires that ARPA funds used on broadband deliver 100/100 Mbps c...
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