Open Broadband is pleased to announce that high speed broadband is now available in the Grantham area of Wayne County. The service went live on Friday, October 9th, and those who signed up for service are now being scheduled for installation.
This means that another large segment of Wayne County now has access to reliable high-speed internet service. While access to dependable internet service has always been a need in under-served rural areas of North Carolina, the COVID 19 pandemic has made it a necessity. With large numbers of people been forced to work from home and students having to access remote learning, high speed internet in a must.
- Open Broadband started deploying free public Wi-Fi to the Goldsboro Housing Authority neighborhoods with all of them to be complete by the end of the year.
- Open Broadband is partnering with the Wayne County Public Library on a digital inclusion initiative in Dudley with high speed internet scheduled to be available in that area by the end of this year.
- A GREAT grant application has been submitted to the state to enable bringing better broadband to Wayne County and neighboring sections of Sampson County.
Open Broadband will continue their efforts to push reliable high speed internet availability to under-served areas in Wayne, Duplin and Sampson Counties to better equip those areas with dependable Wi-Fi that has become a necessity in today’s rapidly changing world.
Residents can sign up for the Open Broadband waitlist by going to https://openbb.net, clicking on their county, and filling out the form. There is no cost or commitment to get on the wait list.30