EXMORE, VA. (February 06, 2017) — The Eastern Shore of Virginia Broadband Authority (ESVBA) has announced two areas for Fiber to the Home (FTTH) service expansion.
Effective immediately residents in the Townsend/Latimer Siding area and the Greenbackville area can join their neighbors in Harborton, Keller, Bobtown, Pungoteague, Sanford, Cheapside, and Accomac in benefitting from Fiber to the Home service options from ESVBA.
This announcement marks the third consecutive FTTH program extension in the last 12 months. The FTTH program extension was approved at the November Board of Directors meeting and publicly announced at a Ribbon Cutting Event on November 22, 2017. Several additional FTTH expansions for more Eastern Shore Communities are pending.
“Rural broadband and access to high speed internet is a challenge nationwide… I think this authority has really served as a model for other rural areas in the commonwealth and perhaps even nationwide as to how best to approach expanding access for high speed internet,” Senator Lynwood Lewis said.
The specific residences now eligible to participate in the program are located along the current ESVBA fiber routes in:
Townsend/Latimer Siding (see Map #7 below)
- Cape Charles on Townsend Dr between SR-13 and Seaside Rd
- Seaside Rd between Townsend Dr and just South of Magotha Rd
- Arlington Rd between SR-13 and Kiptopeke Dr
- Latimer Siding Rd between SR-13 and Seaside Rd
- Seaside Rd between Latimer Siding Rd and just South of Bulls Dr
Greenbackville (see Map #8 below)
- Fleming Rd between Sign Post Rd and State Line Rd
- State Line Rd between Flemming Rd and Bayfront St
- Bayfront St between State Line Rd and Ellis St
- Ellis St. between Bayfront St and Short St
Map #7 (Townsend/Latimer Siding area, houses along the green route):
Map #8 (Greenbackville area, houses along the green route):