High-speed Internet Connects Madison CountyMar 17th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Community News, Front Page
Public Encouraged to Attend March 24 Meeting
High-speed Internet access is expanding through Madison County and the public is invited to attend a community meeting on March 24 to learn about this life-changing project.
Staff from the North Florida Broadband Authority (NFBA) will provide a comprehensive overview of the broadband project at 6:30 p.m. in the Madison County Extension Office, located at 184 Northwest College Loop.
The project will provide what is known as the middle-mile network infrastructure to link Florida’s current, large-scale Internet backbone to the local retail service providers. Faster Internet service provides enhanced communications via transmittal of data files, video conferencing, real-time access to critical information, and much, much more. The total project area encompasses more than 154,000 homes, approximately 26, 890 businesses, and more than 260 health care facilities. As well as, other community anchor institutions, such as schools, public safety buildings/departments, libraries and educational institutions.
NFBA received a $30 million Federal Grant under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It serves 15 counties located west of Tallahassee from Wakulla and Jefferson counties east to Putnam County, excluding Alachua County.
For more information, please attend the meeting; call Sherilyn Pickels at (850) 973-3179, or Denise Collins at (850) 681-3717, or visit www.ConnectingNorthFlorida.com.