We are working to bring Broadband to Rappahannock County
Vision – A rural community where everyone has access to next-generation broadband.
Mission – Bringing affordable Broadband Service to our county one connection at a time while enhancing overall quality of life and serving community needs in accord with our scenic, rural nature.
Objective – Reducing capital/start-up costs and ongoing operating expenses for private sector providers to provide a choice of next-generation broadband access in unserved and underserved areas of our rural community.
Who We Are
Rappahannock County Broadband Authority (RCBA)
The Rappahannock County Broadband Authority has partnered with All Points Broadband and the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative to bring fiber-optic service to every “unserved” household in Rappahannock County.
The RCBA consists of five members. It was created in order to have a legal entity that was capable of entering into contracts and financial transactions to further the development of broadband accessibility in the County.
We need your help!
ANYONE can register! While most locations in the county have no broadband service, we would like to hear from everyone. The survey will guide you to enter information on whether you are currently served or not.
It is especially important for those who are unserved to register their household interest, which can be done by taking the survey.
The Survey is measuring interest only – there is no cost and no commitment by taking the survey.
Project Funding Announced
Governor Northam announced on December 13, 2021 the award of a Virgina Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) Grant to the Northern Shenandoah Regional Commission (NSVRC), which group filed a VATI application on behalf of eight counties to include Rappahannock County. The grant award represents a major advancement toward the RCBA’s goal of providing universal broadband access. Without the VATI Grant, a project of this scale would not otherwise be feasible.
See the time line below for the path forward.
Preliminary map of locations in Rappahannock County that have been identified as eligible for project funding. Source: All Points Broadband.