Central Virginia Electric Cooperative
Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC) has embarked on an aggressive buildout of a system-wide fiber optic communication network that will provide badly needed high-speed communications across the electric distribution system and allow CVEC to improve electric operations for every CVEC member.
Having reliable communications available at every point on the system will increase the reliability, allow for quicker and safer restoration of power using remote communications, and be helpful in managing and reducing power costs through better voltage control and load monitoring.
The fiber-optic network is being installed on and adjacent to existing overhead and underground electric distribution lines, utilizing the existing infrastructure. CVEC will install and own the fiber-optic cable, and offer retail internet and phone services to its members through Firefly Fiber Broadband, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CVEC.