Tag: broadband

By Carol Vaughn — The Accomack County Board of Supervisors directed County Administrator Mike Mason to ask the school board for its position on moving school administration offices from the county administration building in Accomac to the Accomac public library building. The library is slated to move to its new quarters...
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 Stefanie Jackson – The Eastern Shore has made progress toward offering high-speed internet, aka broadband, to all its residents, but availability isn’t the only issue – quality and affordability are also essential, a recent online forum revealed. “I know all too well the challenges for Virginia’s unconnected, and this...
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 – When Spectrum celebrated its $20 million investment on the Eastern Shore in November with Gov. Ralph Northam and other state and local representatives, the Charter Communications company pledged to provide broadband internet access to more than 17,500 businesses and homes, including low-income families, by next...
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...