The Fairfield facility would be the largest in the county. Three similar facilities already exist. The BARC Electric Cooperative installed the first one in Kerrs Creek in 2016.
The electric company’s project will bring both high speed internet and more construction to city streets.
A $2.2 million state grant has kick-started efforts to bring broadband internet access to 2,200 homes and businesses in Rockbridge and Bath counties.
Teachers and students see the impact of slow downloads in the elementary school’s classrooms.
BARC Electric Cooperative says it will bring high-speed broadband Internet services to customers in Rockbridge County. The goal is begin construction this year.