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High Speed Broadband Close in Nevada County

One of the first questions business owners or people looking to buy property in Nevada County ask realtors is “How’s the Internet service here?”  As many locals know it is spotty or non existent in many areas of the county,  but that is about to change.

Internet-global-image This week Vast Networks is starting installation of   fiber optic cable  as part of the Central Valley Next Generation Broadband Infrastructure Project.   John Paul a member of the Nevada County Broadband advisory group and owner of Spiral Net explains the route the new fiber optic cable will take.
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John Paul  says it will take  4 to 6 weeks to install the cable 4 feet underground through Nevada County,  and part of the agreement is to serve schools and the community at large.*
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an Expansion of the Nevada County Library is also planned around the Broadband installation.*
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The unprecedented 1,300 mile broadband network will cover an 18 county region from north of Colusa to south of Bakersfield in the Valley,  and from Nevada City to Mariposa in the Sierras when it is completed this summer.  The overall project is expected to cost $66 million.  CVIN has been awarded an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant of $46,619,767 through the federal government’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) and a California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) grant of $6,659,966, with the remaining funds contributed by the CVIN Partners.  CVIN, LLC is now doing business as Vast Networks.

 

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