The Board of Supervisors receives a Broadband update

Posted: July 29, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.

By Rodney Robinson

DINWIDDIE — The Dinwiddie Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday night for a work session and public hearings. The board met for about three hours as they discussed COVID-19 CARES distribution, the broadband update, public hearings and other county matters.

In attendance in the meeting on Tuesday, there was county administration, EMS officials and other officials from the Sheriff’s office alike.

One major topic heard before the board was the broadband update. Tammie Collins, deputy county administrator, shared to the board that they are “practically right on-board” with both the Unico Road site and the landfill site. Collins indicated that they are about 70 days away from being able to offer service to residents in that area. The Unico road site, which is in the McKinney area, is the “beginning of the backbone” that will be built to go throughout the county.

“There isn’t a day, it almost feels like there isn’t a moment in the day that we’re not working on broadband,” Collins shared to the board.

Construction and installation of the equipment for both sites will be occurring in August and September of this year, according to Collins. The goal of providing residents with service will be September and October of this year. For residents who are looking to begin the process of receiving service from Riverstreet, they should contact them and begin the process .

Along with those two sites, Deputy County Administrator Collins and her office are working on the Northside tower at the Old Northside Elementary. Tower construction for this site is set for January 2021 and the installation of the equipment is February 2021, according to Collins.

For more information on the project, visit their website and for citizens who would like to put their information in, visit the RiverStreet website.

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