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Crawford County Enters into Agreement to Build out Broadband Internet Service
Wednesday, April 19th 2023, 4:52 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, April 19th 2023, 4:53 PM EDT
Crawford County Commissioners have entered into an agreement with All Points Broadband (APB) to provide broadband internet service, according to an announcement Wednesday.
It will design and build out the fiber to initially serve ten areas in the north central and eastern parts of the county. Approximately 350 miles of new fiber line will serve more than 2,370 locations.
APB plans to complete the construction within two years. Customer installations will start about 6 months after construction.
The county is using almost $3 million from its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds and funding from the state dedicated to broadband expansion in rural areas for the initial project.
The company will also assist the county in analyzing the need for broadband throughout the rest of the county.
APB is based in Virginia but will also open new facilities in Crawford County to support network construction and operation.
The company plans to offer three tiers of service ranging from approximately $59 per month to $110 per month without data caps. It also participates in the Affordable Connectivity Program, which is a federal program that provides a discount of up to $30 per month for internet service for eligible households.
More details on broadband access in Crawford County is available here.