The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will soon vote on a contract with a communications tower manager that county staff projects will generate up to $21 million over the next 20 years.
According to a June 2020 North Carolina Department of Information and Technology survey, 23.7% of people surveyed in Buncombe County do not have access to internet and 6.1% of surveyed Buncombe County individuals don’t have access to cellular service. The survey received about 5,200 responses in the county.
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