County broadband network, subscriber base continues to grow
Orange County Review, Jeff Poole
Jul 16, 2021
A small, campaign-style yard sign sits outside a home on Route 33 west of Barboursville promoting the high-speed broadband FiberLync service.
Currently, there are more than 860 homes connected among nearly 2,500 eligible for Orange County’s broadband service.
In his latest update on the county’s expansive broadband initiative, program manager Lewis Foster said more than 128 miles of high-speed cable had been installed across more than 150 public and private roads and driveways throughout the county.
“We’re trying to get as many people hooked up as we can,” he said.
FiberLync is the county-owned internet service provider created by the Orange County Broadband Authority. The authority, which is comprised of the members of the board of supervisors, was created to deliver affordable broadband service to county residents, businesses and governmental agencies.