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Project to provide broadband access to 7,200 homes on Northern Neck

A cooperative broadband project that will provide broadband to 7,200 currently unserved households and businesses on the Northern Neck has been awarded a $10 million grant from the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative.

The project, which is a cooperative effort of Dominion Energy Virginia, All Points Broadband and Northern Neck Electric Cooperative, will bring internet access to all remaining unserved locations in King George, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland counties, according to a release from Gov. Ralph Northam’s office.

It will include the installation by Dominion Energy of 200 miles of fiber from Fredericksburg to Kilmarnock, which will serve as the backbone of the project. The fiber capacity can be used for operational needs and for broadband access, reducing broadband deployment costs for internet service providers, said the release.

Under the agreement, All Points Broadband will lease the “middle-mile” fiber installed by Dominion to the four counties and ...

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