Regional broadband initiative launches

RICHMOND—All Points Broadband, Dominion Energy, Northern Neck Electric Cooperative and the counties of King George, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland have entered into a memorandum of understanding to advance a regional broadband partnership to deliver fiber-optic broadband service to unserved households and businesses.

“Connecting unserved communities to broadband makes online learning, telehealth and telework more accessible, which is particularly necessary as the COVID-19 pandemic forces us to rely on virtual services,” said Gov. Ralph Northam. “I’m encouraged to see a regional initiative with so many partners coming together to make sure more Virginians can get the services they need from home.”

“With our roots in public service, Dominion Energy is driven to contribute to the quality of life and economic prosperity in the communities we serve,” said Ed Baine, senior vice president of power delivery for Dominion Energy. “This partnership on the Northern Neck is the most ambitious and comprehensive initiative to date to expand broadband access to unserved…

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