Dinwiddie County has been awarded a grant through the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) for a Fiber to the Home project. Dinwiddie is partnering with RuralBand for this universal coverage broadband project, with completion expected by the end of 2024.
The project is currently in the contract development/agreement phase with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and RuralBand. Contracts will be submitted by April 25, 2022, and funding will be available in June 2022.
The VATI project represents the partnership among Dinwiddie County, RuralBand, Dominion Energy, Southside Electric Cooperative, The Cameron Foundation, and The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission.
We look forward to providing additional information regarding engineering, design, and a more specific timeline for the project as soon as this information is available for dissemination.
RuralBand has divided Dinwiddie County into VATI Project Zones. The shaded areas represent the VATI project. Unshaded areas currently have broadband access.
If you are unable to determine your project zone or have questions regarding whether or not you are currently in an "unserved" area, please contact RuralBand's Customer Service office at 804.834.2424
The table below gives an estimated timeline for each project zone.
The maps below depict project zones in greater detail.