Orange County Insight April 2021

FiberLync Signs Up First Customers

On April 26, 2016, the Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution authorizing the creation of the Orange County Broadband Authority. Its Board of Directors are appointed by the Orange County Board of Supervisors. The Orange County Broadband Authority ’ s operating entity is FiberLync. FiberLync is managed and operated by the Broadband Authority to serve residents and businesses in the unserved and underserved areas of Orange County, Virginia. FiberLync ’ s mission is to bring affordable broadband service to our community while enhancing overall quality of life and fostering economic development. Chairman of the Orange County Broadband Authority, Jim White, noted, “ Since 2016 we ’ ve worked to build the network and capabilities needed to provide broadband services in Orange County. Thanks to the support of our residents, business community, staff, and partners we are now connecting homes and businesses to affordable highspeed internet. ”

Making fiber available involves three stages:

Stage 3: Gearing Up! This phase encompasses the design, permitting, and construction aspects of the fiber network deployment. 1,000 addresses are currently in this phase with estimated connection availability dates beginning in autumn 2021. Stage 2: Get Ready! Make ready locations that have fiber installed along VDOT and private roadways that are waiting on splicing and electronic equipment installation. Approximately 500 addresses are in Stage 2 with an estimated availability during the summer of 2021.

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