Kent County News: Commissioners Receive Fiber Network Update
Reprinted from Kent County News
CHESTERTOWN — The Kent County Commissioners heard a progress report on the ongoing broadband fiber-optic network construction — now almost a year in the making — during a meeting Tuesday.
FTS Fiber of Monkton currently is building the 110-mile network throughout the county, while ThinkBig Networks is providing the internet service.
Kent County Director of Information Technology Scott Boone, FTS Vice President David Insley and ThinkBig CEO Mark Wagner attended the meeting. Bill Clark of the Betterton Volunteer Fire Company read a letter thanking the commissioners and companies for their service.
“It really boggles my mind when I think about all the pieces of the puzzle that had to come together for me to have fiber to my home … in a year’s time,” Clark said. “I felt it important to let you guys know.”
Boone said construction should be finished at Fairlee by the end of next week.
Insley said the next phase is to build toward Rock Hall and that plans are being finalized to begin bringing fiber into Chestertown, either underground or through telephone poles.
“We’ve been working with Bill Ingersoll from the town,” Insley said. “We hope to start within a month or so, after everything is finalized and good to go.”