Reply to Mr. Black on buildout status

David

Thank you for your comments.  Please continue to monitor www.roanokeconnect.com for comprehensive information about our buildout.  The construction is broken into three phases. The first phase is building around the existing fiber backbone.  The next phase will extend the network into the majority of the service territory.  We expect to complete 50% of that work by the end of 2019, and the remainder of phase 2 by the end of 2020.  The final phase will be reaching the most difficult (and expensive) areas.  We expect to complete that work during 2021. 

Thank you -- Jeff Brooks