Firefly Fiber Expansion in Powhatan County

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Regional Internet Service Expansion (RISE) Project

The RISE Project is an initiative by Firefly Fiber BroadbandSM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC), to provide internet access to all underserved homes and businesses in 13 counties in Central Virginia. Projects to be completed by the end of 2025. Firefly offers gigabit-speed internet via fiber to the premise that is reliable and affordable.

To read more about the RISE Project, click here.

Project Area

RISE – Powhatan (Cartersville Extension)

Current Status: In-Service
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Note: This area is in-service, click here to register

ReConnect – Powhatan

Current Status: Engineering
Connections Expected to Begin:  Winter 2023-2024
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RISE – Powhatan

Connections Expected to Begin: Firefly will provide updates and a timeline once Firefly data collection begins.
Note: Projects will be completed by the end of 2025. 

The Firefly RISE project is designed to ensure every underserved location in Powhatan County has access to broadband connectivity.
The work is funded in part by Powhatan County, and in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Telecommunications Initiative.