County-wide Fiber Broadband

April 30, 2021 

April 30, 2021 - Firefly Fiber Broadband Will Expand in Louisa County Sooner Than Planned  - Firefly Fiber BroadbandSM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC), announced that their fiber broadband and voice-over-IP phone service will be available in the Henson’s Store area of Louisa County sooner than anticipated. CVEC started fiber construction at the Henson’s Store substation more quickly than planned due to securing additional construction crews to work on the build, partly due to the project commitment from Louisa County earlier this year. Louisa residents along Poindexter Road and South Spotswood Trail and east of Poindexter Road along Jack Jouett and Byrd Mill will receive service from the Henson’s Store build as early as summer 2021. To determine if your home is included in this build, visit www.fireflyva.com and click on ‘Check Availability’ to search your address. 

Firefly is currently offering gigabit speed fiber broadband to CVEC members residing in the Cash’s Corner and Zion areas. Fiber construction is currently underway at the Ferncliff and Doubleday substations and connections in those areas is set for fall 2021. Residents who have not yet signed up but are wishing to get service should contact Firefly to register at www.fireflyva.com or 833-473-3591.  

In a press release on March 1, 2021, a partnership with Louisa County and Firefly, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC), and Dominion Energy was announced to bring high-speed internet to all underserved homes and businesses in Louisa. Firefly and CVEC have added crews to their construction workforce and the expansion of the CVEC fiber and Firefly services in Henson’s Store will facilitate extension of broadband availability into the REC electric territory. Make ready work will begin soon on the REC system and announcements will be made regarding where the build will begin as well as the timeline for the construction. The entire fiber build in Louisa County is slated for completion by the end of 2025. 

Headquartered in Palmyra, VA, Firefly Fiber BroadbandSM is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative. Firefly offers lightning fast internet via fiber to the premise that is reliable and priced fairly with no hidden equipment costs or price increases.  Firefly has no contracts, no data caps or slowdowns and offers symmetrical upload and download speeds.  Firefly Light offers 100 mbps for $49.99; Firefly Flash offers 1 gbps for $79.99; and Firefly Voice is $34.99 with a $5.00 discount when bundled with the internet.  For more information, visit www.fireflyva.com


March 1, 2021

March 1, 2021 - Louisa's Fiber Broadband Partnership - Louisa County, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Firefly Fiber Broadband, and Dominion Energy announce a Partnership to provide access to fiber broadband for every home and business throughout the County. Click on the link to the left for the Press Release and Frequently Asked Questions regarding this project.

January 2018

January 2018 - Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC) - CVEC announced its plans to embark on a $110 million project to build fiber in order to better incorporate smart grid technology into its daily operations, improve integration of distributed energy resources, and help lower power costs through interactive energy management programs.  Increasing bandwidth for communications within CVEC’s system will improve efficiency, increase reliability, and expand security. In addition to the benefits to the Cooperative, members will have a chance to take advantage of the reliable, high speed internet that only fiber to the home (FTTH) can offer in rural areas. Internet and telephone services will be offered by Firefly Broadband, CVEC’s subsidiary https://www.fireflyva.com/.

The CVEC/Firefly plan is to reach every home and business in CVEC's entire service area within five years and will install over 4,500 miles of fiber-optic cable in the 14 counties it serves, providing broadband internet to all of its 36,000 members.

https://www.mycvec.com/community/broadband