Bedford County’s supervisors voted, Monday night, to create a broadband authority with the board of supervisors serving as the authority’s board. The measure passed 4-3.
The purpose of the broadband authority is to create a public-private partnership that will extend Internet broadband service to areas of the county that don’t currently have it. According to Frank Rogers, the county’s assistant county administrator, the county has received a $55,000 grant from the Tobacco Commission. The grant requires a local match of $5,000.