The final group of Richmond County’s goals are aims and projects to make the community a better place to live, do business and carry out the functions of government.
The county’s leaders recognize that better internet service is essential, and they continue focusing on strategies to improve and expand access.
The list of goals for 2019 includes working with Atlantic Broadband in unserved areas of the county and partnering with the Northern Neck Planning District Commission to pursue VATI grant funds.
The county applied in the past for funding a broadband project in Suggetts Point, but it wasn’t approved. This year, the administration switched the technique and participated in a regional application that includes counties in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.
“Like many other grants, the state favors regional cooperation,” explained R. Morgan Quicke, county administrator.
If approved, the funding will make broadband available to about 39 homes in Rose Hill/Creek View and another 80 homes in Robley, an area that spans from the center of Farnham to the county line with Lancaster. Projects in both areas should be complete by the end of 2020.
For the full article, pick up the latest Northern Neck News 1/8/20