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Northam to visit Gloucester

Gov. Ralph Northam will visit Gloucester County on Friday to help celebrate the launch of a fiber optic network expansion.

The six miles of fiber as part of the project will connect more than 120 residents and businesses in northern Gloucester County to reliable, high-speed internet, according to Cox spokesperson Angelique LeBlanc.

Friday’s celebration will begin at 11 a.m. at 14833 George Washington Memorial Highway, Glenns, at the building that formerly housed Peninsula Trust Bank and Bay Design Group.

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors accepted the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative Grant of just over $193,000 last May to deploy broadband fiber optics to unserved areas of the county. Cox Communications was the private sector partner for the project, and invested approximately $140,000 to complete the project, LeBlanc said.  

The grant will expand Cox’s service area to locations along George Washington Memorial Highway (Route 17) from address 1467...

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