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Brunswick Expansion Complete in Record Time

By Staff Reports, Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives

Published: February 27, 2023

In 2019, county, state and federal dignitaries celebrated as USDA announced a $3.8M fiber expansion awarded to EMPOWER Broadband to serve southern Brunswick County. This highly successful project was completed this winter and brings high-speed fiber internet three years ahead of schedule.


Following only three short years, Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative, along with its wholly owned subsidiary, EMPOWER Broadband, is pleased to announce it has met its obligation in the Connect America Fund II Auction to fully deploy fiber-to-the-premises in south-central and southwest Brunswick County, which includes the communities of Ante, Gasburg, Powellton, Triplet, Valentines and Wyche. The CAF-II regulations allow their projects up to six years to complete.

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