Pulaski County, VA – WSLS News recently reported that Pulaski County is partnering to invest $55 million to connect thousands of homes to high-speed internet. This broadband expansion is part of a larger plan for economic growth that will make the county a more attractive place to live and work.
Pulaski County, with aid from a state grant, is partnering with All Points Broadband and the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) for the project. The plan is to connect roughly 8,000 homes using 420 miles of fiber cable.
According to Jonathan Sweet, Pulaski’s County Administrator, this marks the largest investment in utilities in the history of Pulaski County. Jonathan stated that the project is “a game-changer for the county, for the citizens, for the business community, for our 40 by 30 initiative. It’s going to help accelerate having 40,000 people call Pulaski County home by 2030.”
Watch WSLS’s coverage of the story here.
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