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.

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Project Area

Cartersville Extension

Current Status: Mainline Splicing
Connections Expected to Begin: Spring 2023
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ReConnect – Powhatan

Current Status: Engineering
Connections Expected to Begin: Summer 2023
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RISE – Powhatan

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

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.