Fiber Optic Network, Internet Wayne County Expansion Plan Explained

A fiber optic cable.

RICHMOND, Ind. –Charter Communications received a warm welcome Wednesday from Wayne County commissioners.

A four-person Charter delegation, led by government affairs manager Elizabeth James, explained the company’s plans to expand its fiber optic network that makes 1 gigabit broadband service available to more than 3,000 Wayne County homes and business addresses. Commissioner Ken Paust turned up the heat by jokingly asking if it would all be over by the end of the year.

That won’t happen, but Charter plans to complete its projects in Indiana by the end of 2025. That’s two years earlier than required by the Federal Communications Commission, which is providing much of the funding for the project.

“This is great news,” said Forward Wayne County program manager Acacia St. John, who is also involved with the Wayne County Broadband Coalition and attended Wednesday’s presentation.

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