Nelson County – Wild and Wired
Broadband Internet is Here
- The Nelson County Broadband Authority’s network is beginning to serve local residents and businesses in Nelson County.
- 31 miles of a Middle Mile Network combine Broadband Fiber Optic and Wireless Services – along Routes 151, 6 and 29 (north to south).
- 4 Towers located at Afton, Colleen, Lovingston and Massies Mill extend Wireless Service to more remote areas.
- 8.1 miles of additional fiber are now being installed along the Route 151 corridor from Route 6 south to Route 664, north from Afton to the County line, and northwest from Routes 151 and 6.
There is still a need for accessible high speed internet services in the county at affordable rates for businesses and residents. The Nelson County Broadband Network is seeking to address that need. The Nelson County Broadband Authority is creating a comprehensive deployment strategy to ensure the long-term sustainability of the network, while ensuring that residents and businesses have a choice of providers, services and prices.
The Nelson County Broadband Network is owned by Nelson County, and is an open access network that allows for competition among private providers. The Nelson County Broadband Authority (NCBA) was created to administer the network.
Let us know of your interest in high speed internet service.
Fill out the “I Need Broadband Internet” Form – email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
No access to a computer? Please call 434-263-7015.
Local Service Providers:
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).
Meetings: The second Tuesday of every odd month at 1pm: January, March, May, July, September, and November (prior to the Board of Supervisors meeting at 2pm)
Allen M. Hale – Chair
Thomas D. Harvey – Vice Chair
Candy McGarry – Secretary
Debbie McCann – Treasurer
Larry Saunders – South District
Allen M. Hale – East District
VACANT – Central District
Thomas Harvey – North District
Thomas Bruguiere, Jr. – West District
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.
Broadband Authority Meeting Minutes
For questions, please contact the County Administrator:
Stephen Carter, County Administrator
P.O. Box 336
Lovingston, VA 22949
434-263-7000 | 888-662-9400