2015 Project Overview
The 2015 Broadband project will install an open access 8.1 mile fiber network along the Route 151 corridor from the intersection of Martin’s Store at Route 6, south to the Route 664 intersection in Nellysford and north from the existing network in Afton to the County line. Additionally, it will go northwest from the intersection of Route 151 and Route 6 in Afton up Afton Mountain Road to Saddleback Lane. This installation of last mile fiber is an extension of our successful thirty-one (31) mile middle mile fiber network project. The project meets the national objective of job creation and retention for low to moderate income individuals. The project will allow businesses along the fiber route to expand, creating at least twenty (20) new jobs that will be made available to low to moderate income individuals, thus meeting the national objective to create and retain jobs for low to moderate Income individuals.
The intended results include connecting 50% of the 240 (120) Homes and Businesses that are within less than 500 ft of the fiber, 40% of the 111 (45) Homes and Businesses that are within 1,000 ft of the fiber, and 25% of the other businesses that are within close proximity of the fiber.
2010-2013 Project Overview
Frequently Asked Questions
Nelson County 2010-2013 Broadband Project FAQ
The 2010-2013 Nelson County Broadband Project was the design and construction of a combined fiber optic and wireless middle mile network. The objective 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.
The Nelson County Broadband Project construction was completed in 2013. In addition to the installation of 31 miles of fiber-optic cable, four towers were made available to private providers to expand wireless services into un-served and under-served areas of our county.
The Nelson County Board of Supervisors served as the Broadband Authority which oversaw the project. The project was funded in 2010 by Federal stimulus funds, Commonwealth of Virginia block grants and by local set aside funds. Additional information is available on the NTIA Broadband USA project site.