Orange County April Updates

We’re Almost There! It’s April, which means our equipment is here and ready to go, with our tower climbers on standby. All we are waiting for is the final green light from the county which should be any day now. Once we get the go-ahead, tower climbers will install our antennas on the towers and…

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…

Grantham & Seven Springs February Updates

Internet installation has begun! Thank you for your patience as we extended our network in Seven Springs and Grantham. In Seven Springs, special thanks to Mayor Stephen Potter, Lisa Cash, and others on the town council for their support throughout the whole process. In Grantham, we had to add new LTE antennas on the Sutton…

Orange County February Update

Project Timeline We’ve been busy signing tower agreements, ordering fiber and equipment, and engineering the wireless network. Currently we are on track to turn up our first customers in Phase 1 in April. FAQ: I’m not in Phase 1 or 2, when will I get service? If your address is located outside of Phase 1…

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…

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…

Update for Wayne County Commissioners August 2018

We updated the Wayne County commissioners this week on the status of our network build in the county. 10 vertical assets have been secured, fiber has been delivered to two areas in the county, and fixed-wireless service has been installed for residential, farm, and small business applications in the southern part of the county. Grantham,…

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…