Delaware Politics

Gov. Markell Offering $2 mil For Sussex County Fiber Optic Expansion

Governor Jack Markell says he will give a $2 million grant to any company that will expand fiber lines throughout Sussex County.

Governor Jack Markell says he will give a $2 million grant to any company that will expand fiber lines throughout Sussex County.

Speaking in Georgetown, the governor outlined phase two of a plan to expand high speed internet to rural parts of Sussex County.  The state spent $4 million to extend fiber lines from Wilmington to Georgetown and now the state wants to extend the line from Georgetown to rural sections of the county.

Local businesses are likely to benefit from the increased internet speed and reliability that fiber lines offer.  There is no word if any companies have expressed interest in taking on the project.

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