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Gloucester considers broadband service

Gloucester County residents may see the availability of public high-speed wireless internet service in the future, as the county’s board of supervisors explored several possibilities for providing the service during its meeting Tuesday night in the colonial courthouse.

Supervisors authorized the county’s Information Technology department to issue a survey to all county residents to see how much interest there might be in the project, which could cost the county just over $1 million to set up. However, with current technology, it may only be able to serve a small percentage of county residents.

Gloucester’s IT director Scott Varner said King and Queen County now has wireless broadband available to its residents through a partnership with Gamewood Technology Group, Inc. However, the big difference is that King and Queen did not have any widespread internet coverage for its residents prior to the King and Queen Wireless Authority being established.

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