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Virginia County plans Broadband Fiber Network January 14, 2011

Posted by TelUS Consulting Services in CLEC catagory.

Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. has been hired to build a fiber optic network for broadband services in Page County.

The Page County Broadband Authority announced the contract with the Edinburg-based company on Thursday. The authority says the 39-mile network will stretch from Rileyville to Shenandoah. It’s scheduled to be completed in 2012. Capacity will be leased to institutions and service providers.

Authority Chairman Bernie Miller says the contract is the first step in providing better broadband services in the county.

This is not the first fiber network Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. has built, they have been in the forefront of fiber and broadband in rural Virginia counties for many years. Their first initiatives were with power utilities and sister independent telephone companies. I have always wondered why more rural telco’s could not follow in their steps and help bring last mile broadband to rural America faster. Kudo’s to both Shenandoah telecom and the County.

Joe Buck, N.C.E.

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