Grafton County awaits word on whether it will receive a $26.2 million U.S. Department of Commerce grant

As Grafton County awaits word on whether it will receive a $26.2 million U.S. Department of Commerce grant for its county-wide, fiber-based, high-speed broadband build-out, the county broadband committee is moving the project forward and expects to make significant strides in 2022. The project involves designing and building a broadband backbone that municipalities can tap into. The goal is to improve high-speed broadband across the county, eliminate or reduce the number of dead zones, and give a boost to residents, small business, hospitals, first responders, schools and other stakeholders.