CVEC

Firefly Fiber Expansion in Albemarle 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

CARES Act Project

Firefly Fiber BroadbandSM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC), is working with counties to make use of the funds that are available for non-CVEC areas as a one-time opportunity to quickly expand broadband availability in response to COVID.

To read more about the CARES Act Project, click here.

CARES – Albemarle

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

CVEC – Cash’s Corner

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

CVEC – Cunningham

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

CVEC – Kidd’s Store

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

CVEC – Martin’s Store

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

CVEC – Midway

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

CVEC – Red Hill

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

CVEC – Schuyler

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

CVEC – White Hall

Connections Expected to Begin: In-Service
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CVEC – Zion

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

Appalachian Power – Red Hill

Current Status: Service Drop Construction
Connections Expected to Begin: Connecting Now
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Note: This area is connecting now, click here to register

REC – Stanardsville (Dyke)

Current Status: Connecting Now
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Note: This area is connecting now, click here to register

RISE – Albemarle (Beaver Dam/Paddock Wood Rd)

Current Status: Data Collection
Connections Expected to Begin: Spring 2024
Note: Firefly will serve this area as the last mile internet service provider in partnership with Dominion Energy’s Middle Mile Project. Projects will be completed by the end of 2025. For questions regarding the Middle Mile Project, please contact the Dominion Energy Broadband Team at ruralbroadband@dominionenergy.com.
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RISE – Albemarle (Decca Ln)

Current Status: Data Collection
Connections Expected to Begin: Spring 2024
Note: Firefly will serve this area as the last mile internet service provider in partnership with Dominion Energy’s Middle Mile Project. Projects will be completed by the end of 2025. For questions regarding the Middle Mile Project, please contact the Dominion Energy Broadband Team at ruralbroadband@dominionenergy.com.
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RISE – Albemarle (Ivy Farms)

Current Status: Data Collection
Connections Expected to Begin: Spring 2024
Note: Firefly will serve this area as the last mile internet service provider in partnership with Dominion Energy’s Middle Mile Project. Projects will be completed by the end of 2025. For questions regarding the Middle Mile Project, please contact the Dominion Energy Broadband Team at ruralbroadband@dominionenergy.com.
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RISE – Albemarle (St. John Rd)

Current Status: Data Collection
Connections Expected to Begin: Spring 2024
Note: Firefly will serve this area as the last mile internet service provider in partnership with Dominion Energy’s Middle Mile Project. Projects will be completed by the end of 2025. For questions regarding the Middle Mile Project, please contact the Dominion Energy Broadband Team at ruralbroadband@dominionenergy.com.
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RISE – Albemarle (Thurston)

Current Status: Data Collection
Connections Expected to Begin: Spring 2024
Note: Firefly will serve this area as the last mile internet service provider in partnership with Dominion Energy’s Middle Mile Project. Projects will be completed by the end of 2025. For questions regarding the Middle Mile Project, please contact the Dominion Energy Broadband Team at ruralbroadband@dominionenergy.com.
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Appalachian Power – Keene

Current Status: Field Data Collection
Connections Expected to Begin: Summer 2025
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RISE – Albemarle

Connections Expected to Begin: Firefly will provide updates and a timeline once Firefly data collection begins.
Note: Firefly will serve this area as the last mile internet service provider in partnership with Dominion Energy’s Middle Mile Project. Projects will be completed by the end of 2025. For questions regarding the Middle Mile Project, please contact the Dominion Energy Broadband Team at ruralbroadband@dominionenergy.com.

REC – Preddy Creek

Current Status: This area is part of Firefly’s RISE Project which will be completed by the end of 2025. Visit our website often for updates.
Connections Expected to Begin: TBD
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The Firefly RISE project is designed to ensure every underserved location in Albemarle County has access to broadband connectivity.
The work is funded in part by Albemarle County, and in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Telecommunications Initiative.