More than 100 Pittsylvania County households are now enjoying high-speed internet through RiverStreet Networks.
Those customers are in the Sandy Level service area, and more than 130 orders are in the queue for activation in the Sandy Level and Renan service areas as of January 3. In all, there are more than 1,400 locations that have access to fiber, according to RiverStreet.
Residents can go to the RiverStreet website to see if their address is part of the project area and eligible for activation, as well as pre-register and register for service. Residents who pre-register their address on RiverStreet’s website will be alerted via email when their address is under construction and ready for fiber service.
RiverStreet offers three levels of service on a monthly fee schedule: 100 Mbps at $90; 500 Mbps at $110; and 1 Gig at $130.
Pittsylvania County households whose income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at the criteria, can be eligible for up to $30 per month toward internet service. This is offered through the Federal Affordable Connectivity Program.
RiverStreet is also using direct mail and social media ads to inform residents when connection to their fiber to the home internet service is available.
In addition to Sandy Level and Renan, project areas include Lakeside near Smith Mountain Lake, Java, Strawberry, Brosville, Chestnut, Brights, Gretna, Hurt and Ringgold.
Construction is now underway in parts of the Java, Strawberry and Chestnut areas of the County. The Sandy Level, Renan, and parts of the Java service area are currently ready for fiber internet service. The Java area is currently on track for completion by the end of March. Field staking in preparation for fiber network construction is also underway in the Ringgold project area.
The $81 million project will provide high-speed internet access to more than 16,000 homes and businesses in Pittsylvania County.
RiverStreet is scheduled to provide an update to the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors at its February 20 work session.
To see if your address is within the project area, click here.
To learn more about Pittsylvania County’s broadband project, click here.