Appalachian Power

Nelson and Amherst Counties

Appalachian Power and Firefly Fiber Broadband are partnering to bring reliable and affordable high-speed internet to Amherst and Nelson counties. Work is underway in your area and we are excited to bring you this project update.

The fiber needed for high-speed service will be installed on existing electrical infrastructure, and Firefly contractors have started collecting information about the location of poles, as well as the distance from the pole to the meter on the home. Once finished, Pike contractors for Appalachian Power will perform additional equipment inspection, engineering, and analysis needed to complete the fiber design process.

Make ready work will be performed by Appalachian Power and/or Davis H. Elliott, who will reposition equipment and replace poles as needed. Crews may need to de-energize power to safely complete this work. In areas where the electrical facilities are underground, Firefly contractors will install conduit in the ground adjacent to the existing lines. Contractors will have signs on their trucks identifying them as Firefly or Appalachian Power contractors.

Another mailing will be sent when fiber construction is set to begin and you are able to sign up for Firefly internet and/or phone service. Fiber construction is expected to be complete later this year.

This make ready work is being completed well in advance of the fiber construction.  Please click here for updated construction timelines:   https://www.fireflyva.com/construction-updates/


Nelson County Project Areas

Arrington – Southeast of Railroad Tracks

Rockfish to Schuyler

Shipman to Hunting Lodge Rd

Taylor Creek Rd

Salem Rd and Rockfish Crossing

Roseland Rd / Dark Hollow Rd / Horseshoe Rd

Massies Mill to Pharsalia

Findlay Mtn / Williamstown / Cedar Creek

St. James Church / Fishertown / Clay Pool Rd / Cow Hollow Rd

Glade Rd to Salem Rd

Glade Rd to Hunting Lodge Rd




Albemarle County Project Areas

Red Hill



Amherst County Project Areas

Buffalo Mines / Harewood
Lowesville/ Temperance/Woodson

Roses Mill / Hartless

Winton / Alcock / Chestnut

Pleasant View  / Buffalo Springs




Campbell County Project Areas


Still have questions?

Contact Us

Appalachian Power Customer Services
Phone: 434-522-4339

Firefly Fiber Broadband
Phone: 83FIREFLY1 (833-473-3591)
Email: info@fireflyva.com