Tag: ESVBA

By Stefanie Jackson – A little creative thinking and a lot of cooperation between Accomack’s school district, county officials, and the local broadband authority allowed them to get internet connectivity for underserved children learning from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beth Onley, finance director for Accomack County Public Schools, said...
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 –  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,...
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 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...