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Rural communities across the country have been left without access to broadband. We’re committed to bridging this digital divide and bringing fast, reliable internet to unserved areas in our region.

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30
%
of rural Americans without broadband
13.4
million
people in Electric Co-Op service areas without broadband
200
Electric Co-Ops and counting deploying broadband solutions

Connecting Communities Across Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware

VMDABC

Advancing Cutting-Edge Broadband Solutions to Bridge the Digital Divide

We believe having a reliable internet connection is a basic need in today’s digital economy, just like your electric service. Regrettably, nearly 30 percent of Americans living in rural communities do not have access to broadband in their homes and businesses compared to just 2 percent of urban Americans. This divide is evident in rural areas served by Electric Co-ops, with an estimated 13.4 million people in co-op service areas lacking broadband access. More must be done to expand access to broadband services in order to support the economic vitality and well-being of these rural communities. Electric Co-Ops are leading the way to bridge this divide, with nearly 200 co-ops deploying broadband solutions and as many as 100 exploring the feasibility of offering broadband services. 

The Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware Association of Broadband Cooperatives (VMDABC) is working to support this effort. VMDABC is a first-of-its-kind association committed to bringing the highest quality broadband to rural communities across our region. Whether you are an Electric Co-op providing the fiber backbone, a middle-mile partner, a last-mile service provider, an infrastructure manufacturer, a supplier, or an installation contractor, we invite you to join our effort to bring broadband to our rural communities.

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VMDABC is working to bring innovative broadband solutions to rural communities across Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. Read about the Association’s latest efforts in our press releases, blog posts, and articles.

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First Annual VMDABC Rural Fiber Expo

VMDABC is proud to announce the first annual VMDABC Rural Fiber Expo to be held July 27-28, 2021 at the Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel. The event will feature a first-of-its-kind vendor expo, networking opportunities, policy roundtables, breakout sessions, and opportunities to meet with broadband industry experts from across the mid-Atlantic.

June 1, 2021
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Firefly Will Expand in Louisa County Sooner Than Planned

PALMYRA, VA – Firefly Fiber BroadbandSM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC), announced that their fiber broadband and voice-over-IP phone service will be available in the Henson’s Store area of Louisa County sooner than anticipated.

May 3, 2021
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Choptank Fiber Connects its First Customer

DENTON, MD – Choptank Fiber, Choptank Electric Cooperative’s wholly-owned broadband subsidiary, delivered broadband service to its first customer on April 15, 2021.

April 15, 2021

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