Duplin County

Robeson County, faster internet is on the way!

FOCUS Broadband was recently awarded a $24.6 million-dollar grant from the USDA’s ReConnect program to provide a 100% fiber optic network which will be used to bring high-speed internet to more than 4,800 homes and businesses between Rowland, Raemon and Maxton and areas along Singletary Church Road in Robeson County as well as rural areas near Laurinburg, Wagram and Deercroft in Scotland County.

In August, FOCUS Broadband was awarded a $4 million-dollar grant from the North Carolina Department of Information Technology GREAT Grant program to provide a 100% fiber optic network which will be used to bring high-speed internet to more than 1,800 homes and businesses near the rural Robeson County communities of Parkton and Lumber Bridge. FOCUS Broadband will contribute up to $536,000 in matching funds to complete the project.

Last year, FOCUS Broadband was awarded a $2.9 million-dollar grant from the USDA Community Connect program to provide a 100% fiber optic network which will be used to bring high-speed internet to more than 1,200 homes and businesses in the rural Robeson County communities of Howellsville and Tolarsville. FOCUS Broadband is contributing up to $450,000 in matching funds to complete the project.

In 2020, FOCUS Broadband was awarded two grants through the North Carolina Department of Information Technology GREAT Grant Program totaling nearly $4 million dollars to bring faster internet to nearly 3,000 homes and businesses in rural communities near Orrum, Proctorville, Five Forks and Marietta. Service is already available for many residents living in these communities. The entire project is expected to be complete by the end of 2022. FOCUS Broadband will be contributing over $1.1 million dollars of its own funds to this project.

We would like to offer our sincere thanks to the many residents, business owners and community leaders who supported us in our work to secure these grants. Your support was a key factor in helping make our application a success. We are excited to be able to serve you.

Please refer to the map below to determine what FOCUS Broadband is doing to improve high speed Internet services in your area.

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We have crews working to make service available more quickly, but progress continues to be impacted by the nationwide supply chain shortages with fiber optic cabling, plastics, and other building materials. Despite these factors, FOCUS Broadband service has already been made available in several phases near Orrum, Proctorville, Fairmont, and Lumberton with more becoming available in the coming months.

Construction is also underway on our USDA Community Connect grant in the Howellsville community. Service is expected to be available for some in that area within the coming months.

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  Service Available

  Preorder Available

  Under Construction

  Area Coming Soon

  Community Connect Grant - Awarded (Coming 2023-2024)

  GREAT Grant - Awarded (Coming 2023-2024)

  Reconnect Grant

  Pending GREAT/CABs Grant

 
 

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The map shown is for illustrative purposes. All FOCUS Broadband services may not be available at all addresses. Actual availability of services is not guaranteed and must be verified before an order may be placed. Availability of services at specific addresses may be impacted by a multitude of factors including our ability to obtain permission to construct on private property. Addresses which require construction of network facilities over 1,000 feet may necessitate the customer pay aid in construction charges.

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