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EMPOWER Broadband Reaches 1000th Subscriber in Halifax County

EMPOWER Broadband Reaches 1000th Subscriber in Halifax County

EMPOWER contract crews are installing vaults along the fiber route. EMPOWER Broadband, Inc. recently reached yet another significant milestone, connecting its 1,000th customer in Halifax County to high-speed broadband service utilizing fiber-optic technology. The...

Choptank Fiber Increases Support for Customers in Need

Choptank Fiber Increases Support for Customers in Need

Denton, Md – Choptank Fiber, a subsidiary of Choptank Electric Cooperative, has announced it will double the size of its financial support program for broadband fiber customers that qualify.  “Everyone deserves access to the world made available through high...

Firefly Celebrates Progress

Firefly Celebrates Progress

By Melissa Gay, Vice-President, Communications and Member Services, Central Virginia Electric Cooperative. On Feb. 23, U.S. Senator Mark Warner joined Firefly Fiber Broadband, along with its board of directors, staff and project partners, for a luncheon at Fifty-Third...

EMPOWER Broadband Reaches 5000th Customer

EMPOWER Broadband Reaches 5000th Customer

By Dolores Cabaniss, Public Relations Specialist, Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative EMPOWER Broadband, Inc. recently reached a significant milestone, connecting its 5,000th customer to high-speed broadband service utilizing fiber-optic technology. The...

2023 Session Recap

2023 Session Recap

By Staff Reports, Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives Published: February 27, 2023 After almost two months of negotiation and debate, legislators adjourned the 2023 Virginia General Assembly Session on Saturday without a...

Brunswick Expansion Complete in Record Time

Brunswick Expansion Complete in Record Time

By Staff Reports, Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives Published: February 27, 2023 In 2019, county, state and federal dignitaries celebrated as USDA announced a $3.8M fiber expansion awarded to EMPOWER Broadband to serve southern...

Opinion/Column: Pass law and expand broadband

Opinion/Column: Pass law and expand broadband

By Gary Wood, Special to The Daily Progress Published: January 31, 2023 While there are so many hot button issues that dominate our TVs, there’s one that isn’t controversial — or at least it shouldn’t be: broadband access. Electric cooperatives and their...

Keeping Progress On (And Over) The Rails in Virginia

Keeping Progress On (And Over) The Rails in Virginia

Leaning Right and Turning Left with Sadler and the Senator When you give this electrifying episode a listen, you will find that the rural electric co-ops efforts are making amazing changes to Virginia’s rural areas that are just so very critical for the future of our...

Broadband Legislation Flies Through Virginia Senate After Full Vote

Broadband Legislation Flies Through Virginia Senate After Full Vote

Published: January 31, 2023 Broadband legislation advances through Senate and House Committees, with the Senate bill passing a full floor vote on Tuesday The Virginia Senate has advanced SB 1029, sponsored by Sen. Bill Stanley, passing with overwhelming,...

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