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For Immediate Release
March 6, 2019
Special guests Kent Winrich and Alan Fitzpatrick of OpenBroadband will attend the next Broadband Task Force Meeting on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, to discuss how their services could be used to expand broadband coverage to our identified priority areas within the county having unserved and underserved populations.
OpenBroadband will provide a presentation for the task force as well as general education for any interested citizens on challenges with broadband expansion into rural and specific areas. They have researched these areas within the County that could benefit from an alternative broadband internet solution that would meet and/or exceed the FCC definition of broadband at the 25Mb/s download and 3Mb/s upload speeds with no data caps using fixed wireless service.
OpenBroadband has also committed to working on the USDA Broadband Grant known as ReConnect with Rowan County’s assistance for GIS mapping needs, support from the community and task force members, as well as on-staff grant writing capabilities and guidance as requested focusing on areas defined on our Broadband Map.
Please be sure to join us during this unique Broadband Task Force meeting to learn more about this solution offering. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 9 AM - 11 AM at 2727 Old Concord Road in the large community room.