Pulaski County broadband expansion is six months ahead of schedule

County leaders said they are glad to solve the decades-long challenge

PULASKI COUNTY, Va. – Pulaski County leaders said the goal is to provide internet access to everyone in the county.

Internet service provider “All Points Broadband” had engineers this week to validate the fiber route, making sure people who sign up for the service can do so.

Leaders in Pulaski County said once the internet becomes available, it’s going to be a “game changer” for the area.

All Points Broadband recently participated in the announcement earlier this year and provided an update to county leaders this week.

Company officials said staff is roughly about six months ahead of the original plan.

Preconstruction design work has been a major focus of the APB team. Engineers were in Pulaski this week to field-validate the fiber route, which includes more than 420 miles of Fiber Optic broadband to about 7,900 unserved locations across Pulaski County

County leaders said they are glad to solve the decades-long challenge.

“This was a 20-year riddle of how to solve our broadband needs in Pulaski County and how to do it affordably, how to do it expediently, and all the planets had to align in order for it to be possible and they did. We’re excited that we’re six months ahead,” said Pulaski County Administrator Jonathan Sweet.

All Points Broadband plans to release notices in the mail to Pulaski County residents next month, informing them if they would like to sign up for internet.

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