A fiber-optic project in Nevada County, California, is expected to meet the county's need for high-speed internet connectivity by the end of the year. The $27 million Bright Fiber project, owned by Race Communications, will connect 2,000 households across six zones near Highway 174. The project, being built in three stages, is expected to be completed by the end of the year. However, the project will have to manage the difficulty of obtaining permits from multiple agencies under coronavirus pandemic restrictions. Local officials say the importance of the project is only highlighted by shelter-in-place orders that forced people to work and learn from home.
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