The Wired Road Authority is a collaborative effort between private sector service providers, the local governments of Grayson County, Carroll County, and the City of Galax, and the Carroll-Grayson-Galax Regional Industrial Facilities Authority (dba Blue Ridge Crossroads Economic Development Authority). It's purpose is to provide the critical enabling infrastructure to transform the regional economy into a dynamic, small business, and entrepreneurial economy. This transformation, enabled by The Wired Road and a complementary economic development focus on attracting and supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses, will allow the region’s economy to spawn new businesses, generate jobs, create wealth, and protect the rural character of our region.
The Wired Road network has been in operation for over three years and is a true public/private partnership with 3 service providers offering last mile services on the network. The Wired Road is an open access, fully integrated fiber and wireless regional broadband network offering "big broadband" 100 megabit and Gigabit fiber connections and multi-megabit wireless connections in Carroll, Grayson, and Galax.
Currently, the Wired Road is moving towards completion of over 1 million dollars in wireless and fiber construction. Fiber extensions have been constructed from the collocation building in downtown Galax to the Crossroads Institute, and throughout downtown Galax going as far as Galax High School. In Grayson County the Grant Community Computing Center and the construction of three new Wireless Access Points is nearing completion. In spring of 2012 fiber will be installed to a 80+ connection Fiber To The Home network in Grant as well as being extended several places in Independence. In Carroll county there are over 15 wireless access points and construction of fiber in Hillsville and in the Carroll County Industrial Park will be completed in the spring of 2012.
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