Satellite company offers connectivity to rural areas

by Megan Schiffres

Northern Neck Satellite Services (NNSS), LLC, is a locally-owned and operated internet, phone, television and home service provider servicing residents and businesses in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.

Michael Dotson founded NNSS in 2012 after working for five years as a contractor to another internet service provider, HughesNet. Dotson’s company originally exclusively offered internet services, but last July they opened a store-front at 644A North Main Street, Kilmarnock, and expanded to provide television, home automation and security services.

“I knew a lot about it because I had been in the industry for a long time,” said Dotson. “I just wanted something that worked better and I’m pretty sure I found it.”

NNSS has partnered with two satellite companies, Viasat Internet and DirecTV, to provide phone, internet and television services to people in remote areas…