Blacksburg company to expand fiber internet network as competition grows in New River Valley
BLACKSBURG — Choices for internet in town are rapidly changing.
WideOpen Blacksburg, the product of a company based at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, plans to deploy approximately 40 miles of fiber over the next year that will be capable of servicing up to roughly 8,000 homes in neighborhoods off North and South Main Street.
The fiber, already available to 80 customers in the Indian Run and Deer Run neighborhoods just outside of Blacksburg, allows residents to tap into top tier internet speeds that are not available to every home across the region.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has raised the need for more reliable internet service as many people have switched to working from home, said Andrew Cohill, the president and CEO of WideOpen Networks Inc.
"WideOpen plans to first expand to the Blacksburg neighborhoods of Airport Acres and Tom’s Creek Village," Cohill said.
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