RANA contractor working in Lexington this week (News-Gazette) July 9, 2013

The Rockbridge Area Network Authority’s contractor that is installing fiber optic network cable will perform trench cuts and fiber installation on Wednesday, July 10, in the city of Lexington, according to public works director Mike Kennedy.

VA: Supervisor tackles internet access issue in rural areas (Times Dispatch) July 10, 2013

After years of study and a blue ribbon committee formed to specifically address the problem, the issue of high speed Internet accessibility in rural portions of Hanover County appears to a question with few answers.

Virginia town provides free wi-fi in city park, fiber to community anchors (Community Broadband Networks) March 20, 2013

Last summer, the city of Staunton, Virginia, sent out a press release about its new citywide free wi-fi service. Four hours later, a destructive storm ripped through Gypsy Hill Park knocking down trees and damaging buildings. Nevertheless, the equipment held on. Five days later, celebrants at the city’s July 4th party used the free service in droves.

Broadband authority to talk rates, fees, charges (Nelson County Times) March 6, 2013

The Nelson County Broadband Authority will hold a public hearing on proposed rates, fees and charges for using the county’s system of fiber.


Oceus files FirstNet comments at NTIA (Business Wire) November 9, 2012

Oceus Networks, a market leader in delivering 4G LTE broadband networking solutions, made a filing today at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in response to a Notice of Inquiry on network design and business plan considerations for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).

NTIA sought comments on a conceptual network architecture, named the FirstNet Nationwide Network (FNN). FirstNet will use the inputs to shape efforts for the interoperable public safety broadband network, to be established under the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act.

Community Fiber Networks conference November 8-9 in Danville, VA (Community Broadband Networks) September 23, 2012

The Economic Development Conference Series’ first event,Community Fiber Networks, is scheduled for November 8 – 9, 2012, in Danville, Virginia. Dates and locations for later events will follow. The series is being produced by Broadband Communities Magazine. Danville is near the border with North Carolina.

Martinsville, VA looking to expand government-owned network at unknown cost (Coalition for the New Economy) September 12, 2012

The Martinsville, Va. Bulletin reported in late August the city would begin surveying residents about their feelings about expanding the city-owned fiber optics network, which provides “high-speed Internet, telephone service and information-sharing.”

What price broadband? (The Goochland Gazette) August 30, 2012

That’s the question that bubbled below the surface at the community meeting on high-speed Internet last Wednesday evening at Company 3 Firehouse in Centerville. If one clears away all the technical questions and scientific lingo, the bottom line seems to be, well, the bottom line.

Work continues to improve broadband coverage county(Go Dan River) August 11, 2012

The Business and Technology Center has tried many different avenues to increase broadband coverage in the county’s un-served areas. Wells said one of the more creative things they’ve done is developing a petition in Stoneville for a citizen who received a lot of signatures for people who didn’t have broadband and wanted it. That information was plugged into the county’s GIS (geographic information systems) and given to CenturyLink.

“We basically did their market research for them,” Wells said.

Nelson County public hearing to discuss broadband rates (Nelson County Times) July 18, 2012

Nelson County Broadband Authority members listened to concerns about proposed rates for providers who will use the county’s broadband network last week.

City of Danville selects EXA powered calix E7-2 for municipal fiber network (Market Watch) April 24, 2012

The City of Danville, Virginia has selected the EXA Powered Calix E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) to support its municipal fiber network expansion. As the city and its service provider partner Gamewood continue to expand the nDanville open access fiber network to reach new business and residential subscribers in new areas like those near Averett University, they will leverage gigabit passive optical network (GPON) technology across the E7-2 ESAP and Calix 716GE-I indoor optical network terminals (ONTs) to deliver high-speed data, voice, IPTV, and security services.

Broadband boosts economy in southern Virginia (Community Broadband Networks) June 14, 2012

Martinsville, located in south central Virginia within Henry County, is home to about 14,000 people, 10% fewer than in 2000. The town built a city-owned fiber optic network to connect local businesses and spur economic development in cooperation with the Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative.

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