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Crews work to install fiber-optic cable, allowing high-speed internet access for rural communities

Crews work to install fiber-optic cable, allowing high-speed internet access for rural communities

Crews with Firefly Fiber Broadband worked to install hundreds of feet of fiber-optic cable in rural Amherst and Nelson counties Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.

According to Central Virginia Electric Cooperative communications and member services manager Melissa Gay, the work being done in the areas of Toytown Road in Amherst County and Old Rose Mill Road in Nelson County will allow high-speed internet access for roughly 310 homes and businesses on the electric cooperative's system.

The fiber for the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act-funded project is slated to go live by the end of the year, which is the deadline to spend the federal aid money.

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Kendall Warner is a photojournalist raised in Northern Virginia and has been with The News & Advance since July 2020. She graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in photojournalism and minor in political science.

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