- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Roanoke’s City Council has approved the installation of fiber-optic cable for a high-speed Internet network.

The broadband network will serve Roanoke and Salem.

The Roanoke Times(https://bit.ly/1E2PtLA ) reports that the council voted on Monday to grant access and easements for the cable’s installation to the Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority.

Roanoke, Salem and the counties of Roanoke and Botetourt founded the authority in 2013 to bring broadband to the area. But the counties later declined to fund their portions of the project.

Most of Salem’s portion of the project will rely on fiber that’s already installed.



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Information from: The Roanoke Times, https://www.roanoke.com

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