Tag: broadband

By Carol Vaughn — The Accomack County Board of Supervisors Wednesday approved a new program intended to attract businesses to the county. The resolution passed by the board, 8-0, establishes an economic development investment program, including a way to award grants to qualified businesses. Supervisor Harrison Phillips III was absent. Localities according to...
By Stefanie Jackson – Gov. Ralph Northam returned to his hometown of Onancock on Thursday for the announcement a $20 million investment in broadband internet on the Eastern Shore by Spectrum, a Charter Communications company. Spectrum will provide services to more than 17,500 homes and businesses in Accomack and Northampton...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastern Shore of Virginia Broadband Authority (ESVBA) Executive Director Robert Bridgham updated Northampton supervisors Sept. 22 on the public entity’s continued efforts to expand high-speed internet access across the Shore. In 2018, ESVBA borrowed $5 million from a private bank to expand the network of fiber...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastern Shore citizens and civic leaders got the opportunity on April 23 to ask a panel of state and local politicians what government is doing about current issues, at the Eggs and Issues breakfast organized by the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce. The panel featured Sen....
By Stefanie Jackson Internet service provider Eastern Shore Communications, one of three local ISPs, met with Northampton supervisors Jan. 8 not to discuss the ISP’s latest contributions in increasing broadband access on the Shore, but to protest its perceived lack of opportunity for local expansion. The Eastern Shore of Virginia Broadband...
By Stefanie JacksonEastern Shore Communications, the Shore’s first wireless internet service provider (ISP) powered by the Eastern Shore of Virginia Broad-band Authority’s fiber optic network, received a federal grant of nearly $1.8 million to build out its service area on both sides of the Chesapeake Bay.Eastern Shore...
By Stefanie Jackson- Late last month, the Eastern Shore of Virginia Broadband Authority (ESVBA) asked Northampton supervisors to support the continued expansion of its wired, high-speed broadband internet service delivered to homes by fiber optic cable. ESVBA supplies three internet service providers (ISPs) on the Shore and provides broadband internet...