Erwin Utilities, with whom we last spoke on Episode 431 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast, has secured approval from Unicoi County Commission, Town of Erwin, and Town of Unicoi in a proposed project to expand its fiber network outside of its current electric footprint. The next step is to get state aproval, which it hopes to do in the next General Assembly sesson, which began on January 12th. The proposed area includes three pockets the utility says would otherwise be left behind in Unicoi County's plan to bring high-speed broadband to all.
Erwin Utilities Looking to Expand to Surrounding Communities
Thursday, 2021, January 28