Blue Ridge Energy has begun the engineering and construction of fiber-optic infrastructure to bring high-speed internet to parts of northern Caldwell County.
The extensive project requires approximately 60 miles of above ground construction and eight miles of underground construction of fiber in the rocky, mountainous terrain of northern Caldwell County. Due to the size of the project and challenging topography, work will be completed in three phases over approximately two years.
As construction is completed, high-speed internet service will be provided to customers by SkyBest Communications.
Homes in phase one are projected to have internet access with speeds up to 1 Gig in spring 2022. SkyBest also offers telephone, TV and security systems.
The grant-funded area includes more than 400 homes and businesses located off Hwy 268 from Indian Grave Rd. to the Wilkes County.