Fairfield County, OH, to Begin Construction on Fiber Broadband Network

  • Intelliwave Broadband
FARIFIELD COUNTY, OH — Intelliwave Broadband, a fixed wireless broadband service provider that delivers rural last mile broadband across 4,000 square miles of southern Ohio, announced that it begin construction of a new gigabit fiber optic broadband network to service homes and business located in rural Fairfield County. 750 residents and small businesses in rural Hocking and Madison townships will have access to data speeds of up to 1 Gbps directly to the home or business with unlimited data usage as well as optional phone and video subscriptions.

According to Chris Cooper, Intelliwave CEO, “Community leaders really stepped up to make this happen. Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH), Jeremiah Upp (Fairfield County Engineer), the Fairfield County Commissioners, and the Fairfield County Economic and Workforce development leadership each recognized the tremendous need for improved Internet service for the citizens of Fairfield County and were instrumental in getting this project off the ground. In addition, Connected Nation’s identification of areas lacking access to reliable broadband supported the project’s objectives.”

The Digital Divide Narrows
“The digital divide in Fairfield County has just narrowed,” remarked Mr. Cooper. “For fifteen years Intelliwave’s mission has remained the same — to bring high quality broadband internet service to the underserved areas of our region. The opportunity to expand our network with brand new, world class fiber optic infrastructure delivered all the way to the front door (FTTH) is incredibly exciting and we look forward to installing customers very soon.”

“There is strong demand for better internet service,” said Jeremiah Upp, Fairfield County Engineer. “Making these changes will require more work and risk taking on our end, but it’s critical to level the playing field when it comes to technology for our rural students, farmers and businesses.”

“The Connect Ohio study showed the opportunity we had in Fairfield County to improve technology usage for our businesses, workforce and students,” said Rick Szabrak, Fairfield County Economic and Workforce Development Director. “It’s great that we have an Engineer that has the vision to help our residents bridge that gap as well as a provider like Intelliwave willing to take the lead.”


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