The County funded a $1.09 million project in Dec 2017 to enhance the availability of broadband internet in the County. The Louisa Schools have a separate project to provide fiber connections between all of their school facilities, made possible by a federal eRate funded project of $1.39 million. The diagram below attempts to describe the various roles in the County and School efforts in Louisa.
The 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, 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.
Jouett Tower from road
Jouett Tower with guy wires
Jouett Ground Equipment
tower location aerial
High School location behind Middle School ball fields