As our communities endeavor to bringing high-speed internet to parts of our service area, it’s important that they hear from you, our valuable members. In order to accurately determine the need for broadband service in our area, we’re relying on you to let us know about your current internet situation. The more feedback from your area expressing interest in this service, the more likely it is to come to you in the future.
Orange County Residents
Lumos and Orange County have announced a public-private partnership to bring ultra-high-speed fiber internet service to approximately 28,000 homes and businesses in Orange County. Lumos will begin work within weeks to initiate the process of installing approximately 990 miles of fiber in Orange County; service is planned to be available to some areas as early as Spring 2023.
Orange County and Lumos Fiber (formerly known as NorthState) entered into a public-private partnership in April 2022 to bring ultra-high-speed fiber internet service to approximately 28,000 homes and businesses in Orange County, including nearly 6,400 locations that previously had little or no internet service. The project, one of the largest fiber infrastructure public-private partnerships in North Carolina’s history, is made possible by significant investments from both Lumos and Orange County.
Orange County is using $10 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to provide fiber service to 6,370 addresses in unserved and underserved areas. Lumos’ own investment expands the project and will result in access to best-in-class fiber technology and a competitive choice for fiber service for the additional 18,000 Orange County homes and businesses.
Read more about the partnership here.
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Caswell County Residents
Caswell County continues to move forward in obtaining access to affordable, high-speed internet services, regardless of where residents live through both federal and state grants awarded to broadband providers. Spectrum, winner of the federal Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) grant, is currently working within Caswell County to expand internet services in the rural areas of our county. Zitel, winner of the state GREAT grant, will begin working in Caswell after the award agreements are completed by the state. You can identify your interest with these providers by entering in your address on the respective link. Other internet providers for Yanceyville can be found at the BROADBANDNOW website. For those wanting to support Caswell County’s broadband initiative please complete the state’s broadband survey. If you have any questions regarding broadband in Caswell County, please feel free to contact County Manager Bryan Miller at 336.694.4193.
Person County Residents
Person County government continues to move forward with ensuring access to affordable, high-speed internet services throughout the county. The county is currently working with Brightspeed, Spectrum, RiverStreet Networks and Zitel. You can identify your interest with these providers by entering your address on the providers’ respective links. For those wanting to support Person County’s broadband initiative please complete the state’s broadband survey as well as the county’s broadband survey. If you have any questions regarding broadband in Person County, please feel free to contact Katherine Cathey at 336.330.2205.