October 11, 2023
King William, VA – Today, King William County, All Points Broadband and Dominion Energy Virginia held a groundbreaking ceremony for a fiber-to-the-home broadband project that will deliver service to more than 2,200 unserved homes and businesses in King William County.
“Today is the culmination of many years of effort and perseverance,” said King William County Supervisor Ed Moren, past chairman of the King William County Internet Committee. “King William has successfully leveraged $500,000 in local funds to attract more than $17 million in funding from state and federal sources and private investment from All Points. In the coming months unserved King William residents will finally have access to the high-quality broadband they need.”
The King William project is funded through investments by the Department of Housing and Community Development’s Virginia Telecommunications Initiative, All Points Broadband and Dominion Energy Virginia.
“We are here today, building this network, because of the vision of King William County leaders, and the leadership of Supervisor Ed Moren, in particular,” said Jimmy Carr, Chief Executive Officer of All Points Broadband. “We appreciate the herculean efforts of our electric utility partners, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative and Dominion Energy Virginia, to help us prepare their infrastructure to safely accommodate our new fiber attachments.”
“This project was made possible by King William County and All Points Broadband working together to provide the best coverage possible for the community. It is truly a remarkable achievement,” said Todd Weinstein, Assistant Director of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. “I hope that future projects look to this one as a model for exemplary communication, coordination and partnership.”
“The General Assembly has made a significant commitment to achieving universal broadband in Virginia and today is a momentous day for King William,” said Delegate Keith Hodges. “Partnerships like these break down barriers to deployment to get broadband to those who need it most.”
“Middle-mile fiber construction is now complete in King William County, which marks an important milestone for this project. We’re proud to partner with All Points Broadband and King William County to help expand high speed internet access in the County,” said Garrett Braun, Marketing & Communications Coordinator for Dominion Energy.
Residents and businesses can sign up for project updates and pre-register for service by visiting apbfiber.com. All Points is currently installing network electronics and related infrastructure in advance of deploying its last-mile fiber in January 2024.
About All Points Broadband
All Points Broadband empowers communities by bringing fiber-to-the-home broadband to unserved & underserved markets in the mid-Atlantic region. Through true public-private partnerships, All Points has secured more than $320 million of broadband grant funding for the areas we serve and matches that funding with direct private investments. All Points’ lead equity sponsor is Searchlight Capital Partners, the nation’s premier investor in FTTH networks. Learn about our success closing the digital divide: https://partner.allpointsbroadband.com/.