Municipal Broadband

Fiber

Contact Us

  1. Matt Reynal

    Assistant Town Manager
    Phone: (804) 798-9219
  2. Staff Directory

Master Plan

In 2018, the Town of Ashland constructed approximately two miles of fiber optic cable as the first phase of a municipal broadband network to support economic development and competition in the private sector telecommunications market. The Town operates its system as an open access, dark fiber network, which means the Town does not sell services directly to business and residential customers. 
  • August 2018: Town Council appointed the Municipal Broadband Committee and charged it to advise Council and Town staff on developing the Town's network and educating the public.
  • September 2018: Construction of Phase 1
  • March 2019: Town Council adopted the Municipal Broadband Master Plan
TOA Fiber Route Phase 1v2

Municipal Broadband Committee

Mission: “To advise Town Council and staff in the development of a municipal broadband network through public advocacy and education.”

Objectives:

  1. Represent the residential and commercial interests of the community during the development of a Town-wide broadband network.
  2. Provide outreach and public awareness.
  3. Regularly review and refine the Municipal Broadband Master Plan based on market forces and community needs.
  4. Support the development of infrastructure for adequate internet service to all commercial properties.
  5. Encourage competitiveness in the internet service provider market.

Members:

Councilmember Daniel McGraw

Mr. Bill Brothers

Mr. Bill Copeland

Mr. Matthew Reynal (staff liaison) mreynal@ashlandva.gov 

Services

The companies listed below currently lease fiber from the Town to offer telecommunications services within the existing coverage area. The Town does not guarantee the availability of service, service offerings or reliability of service provided by these providers. Please contact the service providers directly for more information.
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