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Granville County continues partnership with Open Broadband

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OXFORD — Granville County officials say they are moving forward with a partnership to bring high-speed broadband internet to areas that are underserved or unserved.

Residents continue to join the list for service and updates through Granville County Government’s broadband initiative, according to a press release.

Partnering with Vance and Franklin Counties through a project developed by the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments, Granville County Commissioners last June approved a contract with Open Broadband.

Each county is working through separate contracts that will allow high-speed, wireless internet to become more obtainable, especially in rural areas.

Plans are now being developed for broadcast antenna locations, as well as a rollout schedule for Granville County, the release said. The entire network build will be taking place over a four-year period.

Those interested in the project should enter their name and address through the Open Broadband website (https://openbb.net) to be included on the contact list for updates and to be placed on the testing schedule.

There is no charge and no commitment to be included on this list.

The North Carolina-based company is currently working with 19 counties across the state to provide fixed wireless internet service to unserved or underserved communities.

Monthly newsletters and project updates are being made available to those who have signed up on the waitlist.

To learn more about the project, please https://openbb.net or call 919-205-5400.

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