CVEC

Firefly Fiber Expansion in Amherst 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. Firefly offers gigabit-speed internet via fiber to the premise that is reliable and affordable.

To read more about the RISE Project, click here.

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.

Project Areas

CVEC – Colleen

Current Status: In-Service
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CVEC – Gladstone

Current Status: In-Service
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CVEC – Piney River (Temperance)

Current Status: Fiber Construction
Connections Expected to Begin: Fall 2022
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CARES – Amherst

Current Status: In-Service
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Appalachian Power – Temperance

Current Status: Fiber Construction
Connections Expected to Begin: Winter 2022-2023
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Appalachian Power – Roses Mill

Current Status: Make-Ready Construction
Connections Expected to Begin: Spring 2023
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Appalachian Power – Winton

Current Status: Make-Ready Engineering
Connections Expected to Begin: Spring 2023
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Appalachian Power – Elon

Current Status: Field Data Collection
Connections Expected to Begin: Fall 2023
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Appalachian Power – Pleasant View

Current Status: Field Data Collection
Connections Expected to Begin: Fall 2023
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The Firefly RISE project is designed to ensure every location in Amherst County has access to broadband connectivity.
The work is funded in part by Amherst County, and in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Telecommunications Initiative.