Franklin County Broadband Authority adopts master plan to give access
The Franklin County Broadband Authority on Tuesday adopted a master plan, which consultants have been working on since late last year.
The plan indicates Franklin County will take a hybrid approach to improving access to broadband throughout the rural county, utilizing both fixed wireless and fiber solutions.
Steve Sandy, director of planning and community development, outlined a three-phase approach for deploying fixed wireless broadband, using towers and community poles.
The strategy is estimated to provide coverage to some 19,800 households. Sandy projected the total infrastructure cost around $2 million.
The county also plans to extend fiber to homes within one mile of schools, village centers and substations where fiber is already available, Sandy said. The buildout is estimated to cost $12 million and connect just over 1,000 residences.
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