This project was funded in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Telecommunication Initiative.
The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) awarded $15.6 million to the Eastern Shore of Virginia as part of the 2022 Virginia Telecommunication Initiative program.The total funding amount includes match funds in the amount of $3,314,865 contributed by the two counties and the ESVBA.The grant is used to expand broadband infrastructure on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in Accomack County and Northampton County.
Official signature date: June 1st, 2022
Completion deadline: May 31st, 2024
The total grant amount: $15,625,642.25
Special construction cost: $2,574,729 (Cost to cover one-time fees above normal service connection fees for long drops).
Number of serviceable units: 11,091 serviceable units
Number of miles to be built: 269 miles
Our project is divided into 14 project areas across the two counties of Accomack and Northampton.
For information about the 2022 VATI grant program, please read the 2022 VATI Guidelines