Once completed it would bring a fiber to home internet system to the county.
Merry says the Port Authority has entered into a preliminary understanding with Belmont Gig. They are a company that specializes in bringing high speed internet.
That could be a major factor in attracting new business. It would also bring the service to homes, schools and business.
“This is affecting families, affecting homes, affecting where people live. It’s going to give them world class service so that’s exciting for me personally.”Larry Merry. Executive Director, Belmont County Port Authority
Representatives from Belmont Gig say they are a private enterprise, so the county will not have any cost.
They say details are still being worked out and the project would take about five years to complete.