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Gloucester board seeks to expand broadband service

High-speed broadband internet service was a priority item on the agenda for the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors during a meeting Tuesday night in the colonial courthouse.

The board approved a resolution accepting a Virginia Telecommunications Initiative Grant of $193,094 in support of Gloucester’s partnership with Cox Communications. In addition, Cox will be providing $146,462 for a total project cost of $339,556, county finance director Stephanie Tinsley said.

The project will provide 300/30mbps high-speed broadband availability to 101 homes and an estimated eight local businesses, with no local match required from the county.

The grant will be used for a limited area of the northern part the county, County Administrator Brent Fedors said, where the best benefits can be achieved for the funds available. The grant will expand Cox’s service area to include addressed structures along George Washington Memorial Highway (Route 17) from address 14671 at the southern en...

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