Likwid Communications breaks ground today for its fiber optic project it is starting in Williston.

The Citrus County-based company will have several pieces of equipment on site for the 4:30 pm event that marks the start of its new high speed internet network. The Nature Coast Business Development Council met with the company a few years ago after Likwid established a citywide system in Inverness.

The NCBDC had been working to identify solutions to extensive service gaps throughout Levy County, a common obstacle in rural parts of the state. A conversation last year with its Business Alliance followed its Board of Directors goal setting retreat where broadband was identified as one of the top priorities it wanted to work on.

The ribbon cutting will be at the Williston Police Department at 5 SW 1st Ave.