School & County Fiber

Louisa County Schools and County Fiber Project

The School district applied for and received a grant for eRate-funded dark fiber installation between all of our school facilities. Fiber was installed between the High School complex, Thomas Jefferson Elementary, the County Administration building, Moss-Nuckols Elementary, Jouett Elementary and Trevilians Elementary. The School District received grants totaling 90% of the $1.36 million project, leaving $136,000 for the Schools to pay for. The School District then doubled the number of fiber strands covered by the eRate grant project to 24 strands to each elementary school. Louisa County and the Broadband Authority then doubled this again with County funds to 48 strands with the plan to connect fiber to the Broadband towers being installed on school property. In addtition, we have been discussing and still are seeking Internet Service Providers to lease some of the strands in the install to serve internet to citizens and businesses along the fiber routes.