Orange County March Updates

Information Session in Downtown Hillsborough Wednesday, March 27th at 7pm 300 W Tryon St, Hillsborough Whitted Human Resources Building, Room 230 Join us March 27th to learn more about Open Broadband’s high-speed internet service coming to Orange County soon. The projected Phase 1 service area will reach parts of the downtown Hillsborough area for residences…

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Orange County January Updates

Info Session at Schley Grange Tuesday, January 8th at 7:30pm | 3416 Schley Rd, Hillsborough Join us next week at Schley Grange Hall to learn more about Open Broadband’s high-speed internet service coming to Orange County in spring 2019. Everyone is welcome, bring your neighbors and your questions. Spread the word, share our facebook event. In…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Free wireless broadband coming to downtown Belmont; expansion across Gaston County

Open Broadband held a ribbon cutting party announcing service deployment in Belmont NC. Service includes a free public Wi-Fi zone in downtown Belmont. The Gaston Gazette  wrote about the launch event: Open Broadband, a private North Carolina-based wireless internet provider, plans to have its unique high-speed service up and running in January 2018. Essentially, the…

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Pilot Broadband Program In Wayne County

Open Broadband was selected by Wayne County NC to roll out high speed internet service.  The Goldsboro Daily News describes Open Broadband’s Pilot Program in the County in this article. The Goldsboro News-Argus elaborated on Open Broadband’s Wayne Co deployment as follows: “Seven Springs area residents could be able to sign up for WiFi broadband internet…

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The Business Incubator Movement in Rural North Carolina

The following is a guest post by Christa Wagner Vinson and Deborah Watts Christa Wagner Vinson is an economic developer and Principal at Wagner Vinson Consulting.  Deborah Watts is a Partner with Broadband Catalysts, a technology policy consultancy.  Previously, she was Owner and Principal Partner of the Technology Development Group. Co-working spaces, business incubators, technology and innovation centers,…

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