Local Broadband Services
The Campbell County Board of Supervisors has made access to hi-speed internet a priority for our locality. With the assistance of grant funding and cooperative partnerships, broadband coverage has expanded in Campbell County, with service provided to several unreached areas by various carriers.
Please click the links below to access maps, expansion plans and service information for your area of the County:
RiverStreet Networks/WPPDC Project
The WPPDC East Universal Broadband Project is a project funded through a $87,003,888 grant from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD) Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) Program with $65,421,347 in match funding from RiverStreet Networks and local government partners. Participating local governments include Amelia, Bedford, Campbell, Charlotte, Nottoway, and Pittsylvania counties. The purpose of this project is to build fiber to the home (FTTH) broadband service to approximately 24,641 unserved locations.
Project activities include engineering, 2,296.2 miles of fiber installation, fiber splicing, installation of electronics to light fibers, and fiber drops to homes, businesses, and community locations that sign up for service.
Regional Internet Service Expansion (RISE) Project
The RISE Project is an initiative by Firefly Fiber BroadbandSM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC), to provide internet access to all underserved homes and businesses in 13 counties in Central Virginia. Firefly offers gigabit-speed internet via fiber to the premise that is reliable and affordable. Through a partnership with Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC), Dominion Energy Virginia, and the counties of Albemarle, Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, and Powhatan, Firefly’s RISE Project will make high-speed internet accessible to more than 45,000 locations and 112,000 Virginians.
In the VATI project area, the partnership of REC, Dominion and Firefly will build about 4,000 miles of fiber and pass about 36,000 homes, totaling $288 million. That total includes $79 million in VATI funds and $33.5 million from the county partners.
The VATI leverage areas, built in coordination with the VATI buildout, add 600 miles of fiber, pass 5,500 homes, and cost $23.3 million. The contingent areas add 325 miles and 2,700 more passings. The areas also add $25 million with $5.8 million from VATI and $1.9 million from the county partners.
The total RISE Project will cost $330 million, take approximately three years to complete, and include 5,000 miles of fiber construction.
Shentel will soon be expanding its network to provide better connectivity to local neighborhoods that have had limited Internet options in the past. This is made possible in part due to grants from the Commonwealth of Virginia as part of the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative.
Shentel has received government grants in the following areas:
Bedford County, VA;
Campbell County, VA;
Franklin County, VA;
Shenandoah County, VA;
and plans to offer Fiber Internet, Home Phone and Digital TV in these new build zones. For more details visit https://shentel.com/VATI.