Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Completes NTIA/BTOP Middle Mile Fiber Project

The Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC), a wholesale open-access network transport provider, has completed the $20 million capital project to connect more than 120 K-12 schools in southern Virginia.

The US Department of Commerce’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) awarded MBC a $16 million grant which was matched with a $4 million grant from the Virginia Tobacco Commission. MBC completed the project within the allotted time frame and under budget, saving $1 million.

MBC said the successful completion of this project ensures that every school in southern Virginia now has access to an advanced fiber optic network.