Tag: broadband

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...
Story and Photos by Stefanie Jackson – The Office, a newly opened professional workspace in Belle Haven featuring open and private office space and high-speed internet, isn’t your average old building that has been repurposed and given a new lease on life. Originally opened as the Belle Haven Bank in...
By Carol Vaughn — Data from the 2020 U.S. census shows Accomack County’s population increased by 249 people since the 2010 census, a 0.8% change. The county has 33,413 residents, according to the latest census. The U.S. Census Bureau released block data for the county Aug. 12. The Accomack County Board of...
By Carol Vaughn — Nearly 70 participants in a virtual town hall held Tuesday, Aug. 10, were encouraged to be active members of Accomack-Northampton Electric Cooperative. The cooperative’s annual meeting is Thursday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. at the ANEC offices, 21275 Cooperative Way in Tasley. Sign in begins at 6:30...
By Carol Vaughn — Broadband, volunteer fire departments, and childcare were among items discussed at a work session the Accomack County Board of Supervisors held Wednesday to begin considering how the county should spend $6.3 million in federal money it will receive as result of the American Rescue Plan Act. No...
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 — A crowd turned out for a meeting the Accomack County Board of Supervisors held June 2 to receive comment about using federal pandemic recovery funds. The board will continue discussion about how to spend nearly $6.3 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds at its June 16...
By Stefanie Jackson – When Northampton supervisors held a public hearing May 25 on fiscal year 2021 budget amendments totaling nearly $29 million, citizens banded together to call for investment in broadband access for approximately 30% of Eastern Shore households that have poor or no internet. Peg Volk, of Cherrystone...
By Carol Vaughn — A $1.2 million grant awarded through the state’s Community Development Block Grant program will help meet urgent needs on the Eastern Shore related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Accomack County Board of Supervisors at the May 19 meeting authorized Accomack County Administrator Mike Mason to execute the...
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...