Orange County December Updates

Information Sessions Are Now Available Are you part of an organization with questions about the nuts and bolts of Open Broadband’s internet service? Curious about what exactly will be installed at your house? If so, let us know and we’d be happy to come speak with your group and answer any questions. Whether it’s an…

Orange County November Updates

Broadband is coming to Orange County! Be sure to join the Orange County waitlist to get high-speed internet. We’ll be sending monthly newsletters to keep you updated on our progress. We’ve been working hard, in partnership with Orange County, to provide residents with affordable high-speed internet as quickly as possible, but we’re still a few…

Greene County prepares for Broadband

Greene County NC is conducting a community survey on broadband needs. The Reflector in Greenville wrote an article about Greene County’s plans here. Excerpt: “Greene County is circulating a survey as part of its broadband initiative to determine internet/broadband access of all residents. “The primary goal is to identify underserved areas and work to attract internet…

How Public Wi-Fi Zones Improve Communities

Wi-Fi has become a critical resource in our communities. It is generally free for the user, low-cost to implement and support, offers strong coverage over a defined area, and is easy to access on any device by clicking on the SSID in the dropdown list. Other benefits include improving productivity (work from anywhere), access to…

Broadband Progress in Wayne County

Open Broadband made a presentation to the Wayne County NC Commissioners 3/20/18 on the progress of rolling out our high-speed symmetrical internet service in the county. The Goldsboro News-Argus wrote a story about it here. Service is now live in Mount Olive, NC, and is coming soon to Seven Springs and Grantham. We also announced…

Public-Private Partnerships for Better Broadband

The need for fast, reliable broadband is stronger than ever before. Counties and towns across North Carolina are taking action to improve broadband for constituents, increasingly through a Public-Private Partnership model. This article describes why the need for broadband has become such a paramount issue, how a Public-Private Partnership model can work, and examples of…

Broadband Feasibility in Alexander County NC

The following article was originally posted here in the Taylorsville Times. Broadband Internet service is becoming more and more of an essential component in citizens’ everyday lives and the daily operation of businesses. To help determine how Internet service can be improved in Alexander County, the county took bids for a Broadband Feasibility Study, and…