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Firefly Fiber Expansion in Nelson 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 – Martin’s Store

Current Status: In-Service
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CVEC – Midway

Current Status: In-Service
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CVEC – Wintergreen

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

CVEC – Piney River (Massies Mill)

Current Status: Fiber Construction
Connections Expected to Begin: Fall 2022
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CVEC – Schuyler

Current Status: Fiber Construction
Connections Expected to Begin: Fall 2022
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Appalachian Power – Temperance

Current Status: Fiber Construction
Connections Expected to Begin: Winter 2022-2023
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Appalachian Power – Arrington (southeast of railroad tracks)

Current Status: Make-Ready Construction
Connections Expected to Begin: Fall 2022
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Appalachian Power – Rockfish to Schuyler

Current Status: Make-Ready Construction
Connections Expected to Begin: Fall 2022
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Appalachian Power – Shipman to Hunting Lodge Road

Current Status: Make-Ready Construction
Connections Expected to Begin: Fall 2022
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Appalachian Power – Buffalo Mines/Harewood

Current Status: Make-Ready Construction
Connections Expected to Begin: Winter 2022-2023
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Appalachian Power – Taylor Creek Road

Current Status: Make-Ready Construction
Connections Expected to Begin: Fall 2022
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Appalachian Power – Salem Road to Glade Road

Current Status: Make-Ready Construction
Connections Expected to Begin: Winter 2022-2023
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Appalachian Power – Roseland Area

Current Status: Make-Ready Construction
Connections Expected to Begin: Winter 2022-2023
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Appalachian Power – Massies Mill to Pharsalia

Current Status: Make-Ready Construction
Connections Expected to Begin: Winter 2022-2023
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Appalachian Power – Findlay Mountain/Williamstown/Cedar Creek 

Current Status: Make-Ready Construction
Connections Expected to Begin: Winter 2022-2023
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Appalachian Power – Lovingston 

Current Status: Make-Ready Construction
Connections Expected to Begin: Winter 2022-2023
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CARES – Nelson

Current Status: In-Service
Map: Coming soon
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RISE -Nelson

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. For questions regarding the Middle Mile Project, please contact the Dominion Energy Broadband Team at ruralbroadband@dominionenergy.com.

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