Rural Broadband Pilot Program
Dominion Energy Virginia is developing a pilot program to help rural localities in the Commonwealth obtain broadband access as outlined in recent legislation.
We are actively working to create partnerships with Internet Service Providers (ISP's) to reach localities without high-speed internet within our electric service territory. Our goal is to provide the important “middle-mile resource” needed to extend service into unserved communities.
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 many benefits: economic development, social equity, public safety, healthcare services, and educational opportunities for citizens of the Commonwealth.
- Surry County - Dominion Energy Virginia has entered a partnership with Prince George Electric Cooperative (PGEC) to provide high-speed internet access to thousands of unserved residents in rural areas of Surry County. See the press release for more information.