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Mathews Broadband Advisory Board discusses local initiatives

The Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board met on May 4, discussing the local initiatives it’s involved in. One matter that was briefly discussed and decided was the naming of the two grants that together will enable nearly 600 addresses to have access to broadband service.

Chairman Judy Rowe said that, since each grant would have its own management team, there needed to be an easy way to identify them. It was determined that the grant obtained in conjunction with Atlantic Broadband would be referred to as the wired grant, reflecting the fact that cable will be used to provide service.

This grant was awarded to Mathews County, but will provide broadband to over 1,200 addresses in Mathews, Middlesex, Lancaster and Caroline counties. The other grant was awarded to Gloucester County in conjunction with Open Broadband, an out-of-state fixed wireless internet provider, and it will be referred to as the wireless grant. It will provide access to over 300 addresses in Gloucester, Mathe...

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