Who’s getting faster Internet? It could be you and your neighbors. Let us explain how it works.
By completing the RVBA survey and sharing it with your neighbors, you can now show community leaders and the Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority where demand for fiber internet services is greatest. Your feedback is essential to connecting the Roanoke Valley to faster internet.
In communities with a large percentage of responses, we will conduct an in-depth technical assessment, and if viable, build out fiber service there. So, encourage your neighbors to take our survey. The more responses your community gathers, the greater the chance of getting hooked up to fast and reliable fiber internet.
Follow these four simple steps:
Step 1. Gather Interest: Take the RVBA Internet Interest Survey to provide valuable feedback about your internet needs. Then, tell your neighbors to do the same! Once your community expresses enough interest, RVBA will begin feasibility analysis.
Step 2. Sign up: Once your community meets the technical requirements of our feasibility analysis, we will contact you and let you know that we have begun accepting registrations for new service in your area. Talk to your neighbors about registering, and we’ll soon be deploying in your area.
Step 3. Construction: When enough sign ups have been captured, the build-out in your area will begin. Wave to our construction team; they’ll be happy to see you too!
Step 4. Connected: : And just like that, you and your neighbors will be surfing at lightning speed!
In 2020, the Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority announced it is making plans to bring high-speed fiber optic internet to residents of the Roanoke Valley.
Since 2016, the RVBA has used their award-winning, carrier-grade, open-access fiber network as a regional economic development tool. With this new residential service announcement, RVBA is taking steps to partner with last mile internet service providers (ISPs) to connect local neighborhoods and meet growing online education, telehealth, global commerce, telework, smart home, and online career planning requirements.
For more information, please visit rvba.online.