Roanoke Electric Co-op is now one step closer to
bringing high-speed internet service to the region. Fiber has been
installed at the co-op’s substation in Jackson—the first such
installation in the buildout of a fiber optic network that will cover
more than 2,000 square miles.
This major milestone lays the groundwork for making the very first connections to subscribers in that region this month.
Construction of the state-of-the-art fiber optic network incorporates
“fiber-to-the-premises” technology, with fiber optic cables running
directly to homes and businesses. It is expected to take five to six
years to complete.
The next substations scheduled to go “live” are Conway, Mapleton, Aulander and Roduco.
The co-op aims to be as efficient and streamlined as possible during
each buildout phase. To help gauge levels of interest, co-op leaders are
urging member-owners who have not yet signed up for the internet
service, to do so now at https://register.roanokeconnect.com.