Tag: broadband authority

By Carol Vaughn — Speakers during a question-and-answer session at Accomack-Northampton Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting Thursday, Aug. 26, in Tasley, voiced concerns about internet access on the Eastern Shore, saying electric cooperatives in other parts of the United States are playing a role in providing broadband service to customers. Speakers also...
As the Shore struggles to solve the difficult problem of getting affordable high-speed broadband to 100% of its homes and businesses, we ask, “What is the Accomack-Northampton Electric Cooperative doing to help?” In some Virginia counties, the electric co-ops are taking the lead role. In Nelson County, the Central Virginia...
By Carol Vaughn — Tangier is getting broadband internet service. The Eastern Shore of Virginia Broadband Authority last week had a crew on Tangier installing fiber to provide broadband service to the island town, population around 700. Just under 2 1/2 miles of fiber was being installed throughout town in the week-long...
By Carol Vaughn — The Accomack County Board of Supervisors authorized County Administrator Mike Mason to develop a memorandum of understanding with the Eastern Shore of Virginia Broadband Authority to expand broadband services. Projects in this phase total more than $865,500 and will be paid for through funds derived from the...
By Carol Vaughn — The Eastern Shore Health District and its health care partners in the community have the infrastructure and plans in place to give out more COVID-19 vaccinations. The problem is, “each week we keep getting less and less” of the vaccine, according to Jon Richardson, ESHD chief operating...
By Stefanie Jackson –  A lawsuit against high-speed internet provider Eastern Shore of Virginia Broadband Authority (ESVBA) by a competitor, Declaration Networks Group, known commercially as Neubeam, was recently dismissed. ESVBA was established in 2008 “to provide high speed data service and internet access service to local businesses, local government,...