Albemarle Broadband Authority
The Albemarle Broadband Authority was formed in 2017 by the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors to facilitate the development of high-speed internet options throughout the county. The group meets monthly in the county's main office building.
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The Central Virginia Electrical Cooperative approached the authority in January 2018 with a request for financial assistance for a plan to extend fiber to its customers in Albemarle County. The project is part of an effort the company is doing across its customer base, paid for in part by funding from the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission. Initially CVEC asked for a $2.2 million incentive package, but lowered that amount to $550,000 when they went before the authority in September. 
For more information on ABBA's efforts in 2020, read this FAQ on the county's website.
The authority signed a memorandum of agreement with Firefly Fiber Broadband, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, and Dominion Power to expand service in the county. 
- Bucky Walsh, Chair
- Waldo Jaquith, Vice Chair
- Bill Fritz, Secretary
- Rick Randolph, Treasurer
- Liz Palmer
- Donna Price
- Web. CVEC lowers incentive request for broadband plan, Allison Wrabel, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, September 26, 2018, retrieved September 27, 2018.
- Web. Gears turning to bring fiber broadband to all of Albemarle County, Allison Wrabel, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, April 27, 2021, retrieved April 28, 2021.