by Jackie Nunnery
LANCASTER—The board of supervisors on Thursday, August 29, unanimously followed a Lancaster County Broadband Authority (LCBA) recommendation not to join a multi-county initiative to improve or expand broadband service, opting instead to continue on its own course.
Updating the board on LCBA progress, chairman Cassie Thompson reported they recently held a special meeting to start the process for issuing a formal request for information from interested parties and potential vendors to design and implement a comprehensive plan for extending service to the entire county.
On behalf of the authority, she recommended Lancaster not join the seven-county Virginia Telecommunications Initiative, designed to extend broadband service to unserved areas by helping finance the “last-mile services” in rural areas…
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