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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Press Release - Fourth Round of Orange County Wireless Hotspot Project Go Live

Orange County, VA – Orange County in partnership with FiberLync, the operating entity of the Orange County Broadband Authority, will activate the fourth group of wireless hot spots for use on Friday, December 11, 2020.

In October 2020, Orange County received $1,999,620 from the Commonwealth of Virginia for broadband funding, pursuant to the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), for a wireless hotspot project. The hotspots will provide free access to Wi-Fi for students, small business, teleworkers, and residents. The grant award will help Orange County build thirty-one (31) miles of optical fiber and rapidly deploy a county-wide network that will place 5,791 homes within two (2) miles of a free Wi-Fi hotspot. The Wi-Fi hotspots are being placed throughout the county in partnership with over a dozen community facilities including churches, parks, and fire stations. 

 Locations going live on Friday, December 11, 2020 include: 

  • Shady Grove Baptist Church – 21024 Piney Woods Road, Orange, Virginia 22960
  • Barboursville Community Park – 5260 Governor Barbour Street, Barboursville, Virginia 22923

Maps depicting the access area for the above-mentioned locations are appended to this Press Release. FiberLync will continue to activate additional locations in the coming weeks. The project must be completed by December 25, 2020 to comply with the CARES Act funding guidelines. 

For information regarding Orange County’s CARES Act grant, please contact Stephanie Straub, Public Information Officer, at sstraub@orangecountyva.gov or (540) 661-5407.  For information regarding the hotspot project or broadband connectivity, please contact Jenny Cord, Senior Administrative Assistant for FiberLync, at jcord@fiberlync.net or (540) 661-5345. 

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