Or­lean, Hume to grid?

Rappahannock News - - The Rapp -

Our many Rap­pa­han­nock News subscriber­s in Or­lean and Hume take note: the 21st cen­tury could soon be head­ing your way.

The Fauquier County Board of Su­per­vi­sors this past week au­tho­rized the county ad­min­is­tra­tor to be­gin ne­go­ti­a­tions to pro­vide broad­band ser­vices to the “un­served and un­der­served” ar­eas just across the Rap­pa­han­nock County line.

The county is in the process of ac­cept­ing pub­lic com­ment and sub­mit­ting an ap­pli­ca­tion un­der the state’s Vir­ginia Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions In­cen­tive Pro­gram to pro­vide Com­cast fiber to 347 un­der­served homes and farms in Or­lean. The ap­pli­ca­tion, if suc­cess­ful, could yield up to $3 million in state fund­ing and would re­quire a $500,000 match from both Com­cast and the county.

In ad­di­tion, the county has part­nered with Data Stream, the County Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment Au­thor­ity and the PATH Foun­da­tion to bring bet­ter technologi­es to Hume.

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