Tag: broadband authority

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,...