Riverstreet Networks and Pittsylvania County have joined forces to bring better internet to your area!
The connection between Pittsylvania County and RiverStreet Networks represents a significant first step in our plan to provide broadband access for research, education, healthcare, and government organizations across Virginia. The new partnership between RiverStreet Networks and Pittsylvania County will provide customers with high speed, reliable, broadband service. Over the next two years, fourteen towers will be constructed to provide service to nearly 9,400 locations.
Funding from the Connect America Fund and Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, along with Pittsylvania County partnership, will support the construction of a fiber-to-the home and fixed wireless network. The service area is expected to reach 20,000 households, educational facilities, critical community and healthcare facilities in Pittsylvania county. Currently, five towers are ready for service and an additional nine towers are in the planning and construction phases of the project. Work on the fiber-to-the-home network is expected to start in 2022.
Who is RiverStreet?
For over 65 years, Wilkes Communications/RiverStreet Networks has helped families stay connected with loved ones and the world around them. What started as a residential telephone cooperative has expanded to become a leading provider of high speed internet. The 2018 acquisitions of People’s Mutual Telephone and Gamewood Technology Group was the initial presence of RiverStreet Networks in Virginia. People’s Mutual Telephone coverage area includes Gretna, Hurt and Renan in Pittsylvania County and Sandy Level in adjoining Henry County. Gamewood Technology Group coverage area consists of the City of Danville and parts of Pittsylvania County. The combination of these companies and our most recent acquisition of SCS Broadband will allow us to expand our relationship in Virginia and achieve our mutual goal of providing more rural communities with broadband connectivity. Demand for high-speed broadband has never been greater and this landmark project will lift countless communities in unserved areas. It will help to bridge the digital divide and keep rural communities competitive and vibrant.
Bring faster internet to your area!
Your local broadband company, RiverStreet Networks has already built a next-generation fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network in several neighborhoods. Not in one of our serving areas?…add your name to the list and help determine where to go next!
How it works
Our mission is to ensure rural communities have the internet service they need. We are strategically searching for unserved and underserved broadband communities. Data collected will aid us in determining where these places may be. By registering your address, you are expressing your interest in having a better internet solution. It’s really that simple! Once enough interest has been expressed in a specific area, we will consider expanding our service network there. There are a large amount of resources and labor required to provide broadband service. The more supporters in your area, the more likely we are to bring internet to your door.
If you would like to be among the first in your neighborhood to have access to the fastest and most reliable Internet service available, here is what you can do:
- Join the crowd. Sign up to be a backer!
- Spread the word to your neighbors and community
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Most Importantly, tell your friends, neighbors, and share on social media! The more who participate, the closer you are to a better online experience!
“High-speed, reliable broadband at home is critical for work, healthcare, and education. Surveys show the need for internet access is at an all-time high. We are working together with your county officials to bring faster internet to your area.”
CEO, RiverStreet Networks