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Gloucester to seek grant for high-speed internet

Over 100 Gloucester County residents and some businesses that have not had access to high-speed internet may be connected as soon as this summer thanks to a grant program offered through the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development.

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to authorize the county administrator to submit a proposal for the competitive grant program, which is designed to provide financial assistance to selected applicants to supplement construction costs by private sector broadband service providers.

The grant partners private sector broadband service providers with local governmental entities to extend service to unserved areas of their communities. According to Gloucester County Administrator Brent Fedors, Cox Communications has agreed to partner with Gloucester County to submit a grant proposal.

“It’s been the board’s intent to add ‘macro’ as a key issue in broadband connectivity,” Fedors ...

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