Dobson, NC – Surry Communications, a locally owned leader in telecommunications services, was recently awarded the contract by Surry County to construct a fiber-based network to provide broadband service to unserved areas in the county. The fiber broadband installation is part of the Invest in Surry program. While many communities lack adequate connectivity needed to access healthcare, education, remote employment opportunities and business resources, the investment by County officials demonstrates their commitment to bridge the digital divide that still exists within many rural areas.
The areas identified for construction include State Road, Devotion, Round Peak area and Casper Stewart Road, and the lower southeast corner of Surry County. As part of the agreement, Surry Communications will provide a minimum of 100/100 Mbps high-speed Internet service to businesses and homes within the proposed fiber network area.
“Surry County is excited to provide these funds to agencies in the community that furnish critical services to the public,” County Board Chairman Bill Goins said. “Surry Communications will help Surry County improve its broadband connectivity, which is a great need for citizens and businesses in our community. This effort will upgrade quality of life and economic development opportunities, providing a better place to live and do business.”
Surry Communications has a proven history of planning, constructing and servicing rural North Carolina communities with a reliable fiber network. Their cost-effective approach to utilizing innovative technology and local resources has enabled them to keep rural communities connected in a rapidly changing digital landscape.
“Surry Communications is honored to have the opportunity to help deploy a state-of-the-art fiber network to connect our rural communities,” stated Richie Parker, CEO of Surry Communications. “Having a reliable, high-speed connection is vital to the growth of our rural schools, businesses, healthcare systems and government facilities.”
For more information on Surry Communications, visit www.surry.net.