Northumberland board briefed on regional broadband initiative

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

HEATHSVILLE—The Northumberland board of supervisors on Thursday, February 11, was brought up to speed on a regional broadband project.

All-Points Broadband (APB) chief executive officer Jimmy Carr reported on the “significant progress being made in the partnership to achieve universal broadband in unserved areas.”

Walking through the major milestones, Carr said it was about a year ago that APB, Dominion, and the Northern Neck Planning District Commission first presented a plan to county administrators. Then last March, APB, Dominion, Northern Neck Electric Cooperative (NNEC), and the counties of King George, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland signed a Memorandum of Understanding, setting out a “multi-phase, multi-year initiative.”

In May, they were “able to secure planning grant funding so we could design the first phase of the project with no local match requirement” followed by the pursuit of state grants in…

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