County Fixed Wireless Project

Louisa's Initial Fixed-Wireless Project

The County funded a $1.09 million project in Dec 2017 to enhance the availability of broadband internet in the County. The diagram below attempts to describe the various roles in the County and School efforts in Louisa.

Broadband Initiative DiagramThe Broadband Authority's plan, developed with Wide Open Networks, is to construct an infrastructure of towers and connecting radios. The County and Broadband Authority do not plan on serving customers directly from these towers, but to encourage Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) to expand their current coverage into a greater portion of the County. The rural nature of our County often does not meet the WISPs financial models to provide internet in many areas.