Broadband project to bring service to 20K homes, businesses in Franklin County

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ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (WFXR) – Franklin County officials have announced that they are moving forward with a project that will bring broadband to more than 20,000 homes and businesses in the county.

Back in January, Governor Northam announced a grant totaling more than $2.3 million for the Franklin County Broadband Authority.

Blue Ridge Towers and Shentel are both partnering with Franklin County to offer the fixed wireless portion of the project, which is being developed by Blue Ridge Towers.

The initial phase of the fixed wireless project will require the construction of seven new towers at Snow Creek, Ferrum, Westlake, Wirtz, Callaway, Sontag and Glade Hill. The initial phase also requires the replacement of two other existing towers at Fork Mountain and Henry while utilizing four other existing structures in the County.

Franklin County officials expect the entire project to be completed by the end of summer 2021.

To see whether or not your home or business might receive service from this project, contact BriscNet, the wireless subsidiary of Blue Ridge Towers, at (540) 566-4588 or visit briscnet.com.

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