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Broadband in WNC Maps Polk

Broadband Development in Polk County NC

Public-private partnerships

Overlaying map data is part of Polk County’s broadband expansion business plan of a county-private partnerships.

Being able to pay for the next mile of internet through the business plan is a foundational element for the county.

Additionally, there is ‘no one-size fits all for Western North Carolina.’


The WNC Broadband Project aims to support communities interested in ensuring access to reliable, truly high-speed internet service.

It develops tools to empower individuals, communities, and area leaders in advocating effectively for their digital needs.

As a community-supported initiative building on the work of West Next Generation Network (WestNGN), it is not owned or controlled by any affiliate of WestNGN.

The WNC Broadband Project is also not financed by any corporate entity, as such financing would be inconsistent with the Project’s independent community engagement focus.

The views, opinions and products of the WNC Broadband Project are the sole responsibility of the Project team and its advisory board, acting in their personal capacity and not in any capacity related to WestNGN, UNC Asheville, or any other WestNGN affiliate.

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