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Nelson County Broadband Authority (NCBA)

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The Nelson County Board of Supervisors served as the Nelson County Broadband Authority which oversaw the Nelson County 2010-2013 Broadband Project. The Nelson County Broadband Project was the design and construction of a combined fiber optic and wireless middle mile network. The objective of the project was to provide a state of the art high-speed network backbone generally through the center of Nelson County from north to south, providing the ‘highway’ for private providers to enhance and expand broadband internet services in the county. Currently, the NCBA is comprised of  four Board of Supervisors Members and a Citizen Member from the Central District (Scroll Down for Member Information).


February 13, 2015: Governor McAuliffe announces $200,000 Local Innovation Grant for Nelson County. Governor’s Announcement CDBG Block Grant for Nelson County Broadband Project. See the Broadband Projects page for more information.

February 10, 2015: The Nelson County Broadband Authority voted to keep the current discount of non-recurring charges in place and will review these again next year.

A Public Hearing to amend the NCBA schedule of Rates, Fees, and Charges will be held on January 13, 2015 at 1:00 PM in the General District Courtroom of the Courthouse in Lovingston. The proposed amendment eliminates the current discount of non-recurring charges. See Proposed Rate Schedule below:

Nelson County Broadband Authority-Rates, Fees, and Charges as Proposed October 14, 2014

Local Service Providers:

Blue Ridge Internetworks (BRI) – Wired Internet Service

Stewart Computer Services (SCS) – Wireless Internet Service 

Nelson County Cablevision – Wired & Satellite Internet Service

Meetings: Quarterly at 1:00 pm on the second Tuesday of the first month following the end of each calendar quarter: April, July, October, January (prior to the Board of Supervisors meeting at 2pm)

2015 Officers:
Alan Patrick – Chair

Allen Hale – Vice Chair
Candy McGarry – Secretary
Debbie McCann – Treasurer

Larry Saunders – South District
Allen M. Hale – East District

Alan Patrick – Central District
Thomas Harvey – North District
Thomas Bruguiere, Jr. – West District

Broadband Authority Bylaws

Broadband Authority Rates, Fees, & Charges to Service Providers as of 10-2013

Broadband Authority Meeting Minutes

 FY16 Approved Nelson Co Broadband Authority BudgetFebruary 10, 2015

January 13, 2015

October 14, 2014

July 8, 2014
June 10, 2014 Called Meeting
April 8, 2014
January 23, 2014
October 24, 2013
September 26, 2013
August 22, 2013
June 27, 2013
May 23 2013
April 25, 2013
April 9, 2013
March 28, 2013
March 21, 2013
February 28,2013
February 26, 2013
February 12, 2013
January 24, 2013
December 11, 2012 Called Meeting
October 25, 2012
July 26, 2012
July 10, 2012
April 26, 2012
February 23, 2012 Special Meeting
February 1, 2012 Continued Meeting
January 26, 2012
October 27, 2011
May 10, 2011
April 28, 2011
January 27, 2011
December 14, 2010

For questions, please contact the County Administrator:
Stephen Carter, County Administrator
P.O. Box 336
Lovingston, VA 22949
434-263-7000 | 888-662-9400

Contact Information

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Physical Address
84 Courthouse Square
Lovingston, VA 22949
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 336
Lovingston, VA 22949