Rural Broadband Pilot Program
Dominion Energy Virginia is developing a pilot program to help rural localities in the Commonwealth obtain broadband access pursuant to Virginia Code section 56-585.1:9.
In December 2018, the Company delivered its Broadband Feasibility Report to the Governor of Virginia, the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC), the Broadband Advisory Council, and the Chairmen of the House and Senate Committees on Commerce and Labor.
The Report recognized broadband access supports economic development and social equity while promoting public health, public safety and educational opportunities for citizens of the Commonwealth.
We’re seeking to identify localities unserved by broadband and partner with Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to provide rural broadband services to qualifying areas within our electric service territory. Our goal is to provide the important “middle-mile resource” needed to extend service into unserved communities.