CVEC and AcelaNet work together for broadband

Published 5:33 pm Tuesday, February 7, 2017

LOVINGSTON — Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC) has announced that it is working with AcelaNet LLC to develop solutions to provide broadband connectivity to the members of the Cooperative over the next five years.

According to a press release, AcelaNet submitted a proposal in response to a request for information issued by CVEC in September. 

“The proposed system includes a combination of fiber optic cable and wireless technologies to reach CVEC members throughout the cooperative territory spread across the rural portions of 14 central Virginia counties,” officials said in the release. “The goal of the program is to have broadband service available to all CVEC members within five years from the start of construction.”

AcelaNet, a regional Internet Service Provider based in Nelson County, has experience serving rural areas, officials said.

“CVEC and AcelaNet seek to develop a regional effort engaging the CVEC members and local businesses as well as assistance at the local, state and federal level to overcome the physical, financial, legal and regulatory hurdles to providing universal service to rural Virginia.”

CVEC has customers in Buckingham, Cumberland and Prince Edward counties.