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$7.2M broadband extension project underway

Breezeline, formerly Atlantic Broadband, launched construction earlier this month on its $7.2 million, 150-mile project that will extend the availability of broadband to more than 1,400 homes and businesses in Mathews, Middlesex, Lancaster and Caroline counties. Account activations are expected to begin as early as May.

The project, which involves bringing ultra-high-speed fiber technology to residents in the four counties, is funded through a $4.2 million Virginia Telecommunication Initiative grant administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, said a press release. The project is scheduled for completion by Jan. 30, 2023.

“We’ve completed design and pre-construction activities and are now excited to begin the construction phase,” said William T. Newborg, director of grants and funding for Breezeline. “We are grateful to our community partners in helping us reach this latest milestone.”

During construction, Breezeline will be accessing undergro...

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