Middlesex Broadband Authority

Middlesex Broadband Authority

Meetings

  • 5 pm on the 3rd Thursday bi-monthly
  • Historic Courthouse
  • 865 General Puller Highway
  • Saluda, VA. 23149


November 17, 2022
January 19, 2023


Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program that helps many low income households pay for broadband service and internet connected devices.

If your household is eligible, you could receive:

Up to a $30/month discount on your internet service

Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands

A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)

A low cost service plan that may be fully covered through the ACP

For more information go to https://affordableconnectivity.gov/

Line Extension Customer Assistance Program (LECAP)

The Line Extension Customer Assistance Program (LECAP) is designed to support the extension of existing broadband networks to low-to-moderate-income residents.

For a subset of Virginians, broadband connections are not attainable because their home exceeds an internet service provider’s standard connection drop length from a roadway or easement containing telecommunications infrastructure. The cost incurred by home owners to extend broadband infrastructure to these locations, referred to as special construction costs, range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, depending on the distance and cost to connect the location.

For more information, visit https://dhcd.virginia.gov/lecap

Breezeline VATI Broadband Expansion Project (Four-County) (8/31/2022)

In one of two ongoing broadband expansion projects, the Broadband Authority, in cooperation with Breezeline and VATI, is working to extend broadband in six areas of the county. The progress is listed below.  Dates are subject to change!  

 Ivy Shores:  Ivy Shores is now connected and residents are able to subscribe!

 Kates Neck:  Kates Neck is now connected and residents are able to subscribe! 

 Bennett Farm:  Splicing should be completed in September.

Deer Chase:  28,304' of fiber has been pulled.  We are currently looking at November to get residents connected.

Stampers Bay:  Should be released to Tech Ops in September.

Red Hill:  Splicing should be completed in September.

As of 9/7/22, Breezeline has released a website portal for the VATI project. To see if you are within the scope of the project and sign up for service, visit https://events.breezeline.us/VATI

Press Release:  

Press Release Breezeline   March 4, 2022 – Breezeline, formerly Atlantic Broadband, the nation’s eighth-largest cable operator, today announced construction has commenced on a $7.2million, 150-mile initiative that will extend the availability of broadband internet to more than 1,400 homes and businesses in Mathews, Caroline, Lancaster and Middlesex counties with first activations beginning as early as May of this year.  Map of Project Area 4 County

Note from the County:  Once an area is finished, certified and released for installations, a Breezeline Representative will visit each home to discuss service offerings. Door hangers will be left with contact information for those wishing to activate services. 

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