Internet by County
CHECK YOUR COUNTY FOR ITS SERVICE STATUS
We are expanding and improving our network every day, tower by tower, county by county. To check our progress in your area, simply scroll down and find the button with your county, then click to expand for a more in-depth look. While we try to keep all of our project and status information up to date, please note that our service is constantly evolving and that we cannot guarantee that the info contained here will reflect all of the most recent changes.
Please call our main office at 434-263-6363 to check your address for service, or go to our Service page to submit your information if you have not already done so.
Overall Status: SCS Broadband currently serves from Afton to Greenwood areas of Albemarle County with our wireless services. These areas include the Route 29 corridor.
Current Status: Our high speed LTE service will begin on August 15th as we complete the upgrade of our equipment for the Heards Mountain tower site.
Future Plans: We are working with other organizations to expand services into the western portion of Albemarle County, including Crozet.
Overall Status: A large portion of Amherst County has our wireless services available. These areas include the northern part of the county, Lowesville, Turkey Mountain, Gladstone, Tobacco Mountain, and the entire western portion of the Larkin Mountain region.
Current Status: We have approvals for LTE deployment from The National Quiet Zone and Grandfathered Earth Stations for all SCS Amherst tower sites. We are waiting on our final FCC paperwork. Amherst County has approved partnering to let SCS lease and provision on five additional County towers. This will provide service to thousands more citizens in 2018-2019. The leases should be completed by September, and SCS has applied for LTE services for the new county towers.
Future Plans: We will begin the transition of the current towers to LTE in 2018 as soon as the FCC sends final approval notifications.
Overall Status: SCS Broadband has deployed services in the Montvale area and the valley. Additional expansions are in process.
Current Status: SCS Broadband has added additional relays in Montvale and is currently adding equipment to the Montvale tower to improve/expand services. Installations continue weekly from the Montvale tower and these additional relays. An update was done to the LTE system in early May which has improved signal, allowing for more installations.
Future Plans: SCS Broadband will be in multiple areas of Bedford County in 2018.
Overall Status: SCS Broadband has provided wireless services to the Spears Mountain region for several years. We also serve portions of the County from sites in Nelson County.
Current Status: We have submitted a proposal to create a countywide Implementation Plan for wireless services, which would include our new LTE broadband speeds. The Implementation Plan would contain a detailed design of a countywide network based on analysis of all vertical structures and requirements of the County. The document also includes an estimated Project Plan with timelines. This was delivered in February 2017.
Future Plans: We will begin the transition to LTE of current sites in the fall for the Spears Mountain area after final FCC approval. The FCC is running behind on approvals to a large number of applications nationwide. We hope we will be adding additional commercial towers to our network in 2018. Fees which have kept SCS from being able to lease towers in Buckingham which were $3,000 to $5,000 colocation fees have been reduced to $1,800. This helps to makes it possible to expand further in Buckingham County. In the second or fourth quarter of 2018, we will be adding services to the Curdsville area, depending on the building of a tower at that location.
Overall Status: SCS Broadband has loaded all three County towers with both WIFI and LTE systems and has begun deployments to homes and businesses. We have also tied a private tower into the network to help with backhaul issues faced by the County towers.
Current Status: Limited Internet deployment has started for the Court House and Ruthville areas. These two towers are limited in bandwidth; this is due to an issue with the height of the refuse hill between towers. The Roxbury tower had some height and terrain blockage issues and is being refitted with our WIFI systems. The WiFi system provides better tree penetration than LTE. SCS Broadband is investing in commercial towers leases over the next few months to augment the wireless network and improve servicing ability. The exciting news is that a tower in the southeast of the county is moving forward in leasing. In addition, a connection between the Courthouse tower and a second fibered tower is underway in order provide more redundancy and bandwidth. Completion is expected In late August.
Future Plans: SCS Broadband will continue to expand to commercial towers between now and 2019 to bring our WIFI and LTE systems online for servicing homes and businesses. The next steps include a tower on RT 60 in the northern portion of the County and a link to our Surry County network, which will provide both counties with redundant fiber connections for backup in case of a fiber failure.
Overall Status: SCS Broadband has partnered with Halifax County after designing a countywide network.
Current Status: Several towers are in leasing processes, which include north and south ends of the County. Currently, SCS is moving forward with two commercial towers and two water tower leases. In addition, SCS performed an analysis to recommend the placement of up to 3 new towers in the county.
Future Plans: SCS Broadband will be expanding in Halifax County through all of 2018 into 2019.
Overall Status: SCS Broadband has partnered with Hanover County and will be deploying services on the first of two towers in the second half of 2018.
Current Status: After a long, major issue of getting a link to the Old Church and Ellison towers, SCS has had success in a fourth tower leasing application which will connect these towers to our fiber backhaul. As we work out details of the project with the county, we hope to have this link available by early September.
Future Plans: SCS Broadband is committed to working through the aforementioned issue for the two eastern Hanover towers. Once we complete these two towers, we will start Phase II with the leasing and scheduling of three towers in the western part of Hanover.
Overall Status: SCS Broadband purchased CVALink in late 2016, a company with ten tower locations. The CVALink network covers much of northern, central, and southern Louisa County, with some sites east and west. The first LTE customers have been installed in Louisa, with more to follow. SCS Broadband also has eight community relay poles that help expand internet service into hard-to-reach areas of the County.
Current Status: SCS Broadband has LTE approvals completed for the entire County. This was a 24-month concerted effort and investment. The first LTE customers were installed in early Spring, and expansion and conversion projects are underway. These projects will continue through much of 2019. We have also leased additional fiber connected to the SCS Central Virginia backhaul network which is attached to our location in Richmond that places many high volume applications such as Netflix, AppleTV, Dropbox, Facebook, and much more directly on our network.
SCS has won a partnership with Louisa County to be the Anchor tenant on new county towers as they are completed in 2018-2019. This will include up to an additional 9 towers. Along with SCS’s 9 towers, Louisa County will have the largest number of Wireless Internet Service towers of any county in the state.
Future Plans: SCS Broadband will continue to upgrade the entire network to meet future bandwidth requirements. We are also adding additional tower resources through leasing and purchasing. We expect to have close to 20 commercial tower locations by the end of 2019. For the status of projects on existing towers, use the “Details Existing” button below. For all new towers planned, including the Louisa County towers, use the “Details Planned” button below.
Overall Status: The majority of Nelson County has our service available through our wireless and fiber networks.
Current Status: We have approvals from all Grandfathered Earth Stations and The National Quiet Zone for LTE deployment throughout the County. Two FCC requests have been received for two sites, and another 13 sites are expected to go through FCC at any time. The FCC has been overwhelmed nationally with LTE requests and is currently running behind on approval processing.
The CVEC project to provide fiber internet to Nelson County will have a major impact on SCS Broadband’s network in Nelson. We believe strongly that it should be a fiber/wireless hybrid network due to the costs of running fiber lines great distances out to remote homes. Furthermore, if the County takes the Nelson County fiber network (a network built by 2009 Stimulus tax dollars) and transfers its ownership to CVEC, it must result in an open access network allowing SCS to continue to serve equally as an ISP. Most importantly, SCS will not accept a transfer when an unfair competitive environment has been created. SCS is fully prepared to deliver the same speeds as promised by CVEC, 100Mbps to 1Gbps. But since SCS pays for the use of the Nelson County fiber network, this transfer situation would prevent SCS from having the competitive pricing that CVEC is estimating they will have with their services. Any approval for transferring the fiber must include a solution to this costing issue and create a fair competitive market.
Future Plans: We will begin the transition to LTE of all sites in 2018 which remain profitable, not affected by the CVEC fiber project. We will be adding additional commercial towers to our network this year in Nelson County which will expand services in the Arrington, Lovingston, and Afton areas. Additional new towers may become available in 2018-2019.
Overall Status: New Kent County has approved SCS Broadband’s Implementation Plan. SCS Broadband is currently working with tower companies to produce a final project timeline.
Current Status: SCS Broadband does not have service in New Kent at this time, but is in the process of determining the towers we need to lease to meet a project deadline of 2018. Planning of tower acquisition and priority is being accomplished. A tower on the border of New Kent is currently in the leasing process; this tower will provide Internet backhaul to the SCS fiber network.
Future Plans: SCS Broadband will be expanding into New Kent in 2018-2019. Towers being readied in Hanover will also provide services to New Kent citizens. Towers in Charles city will be servicing New Kent citizens near RT 60 and vice versa.
Overall Status: SCS Broadband has completed the White Oak Mountain and Mt. Airy tower projects. Additional County towers along with some water towers will be loaded through 2018.
Current Status: We have begun LTE deployment from White Oak Mountain and Mt. Airy. The Gritt and Calland’s power projects are in the process of being loaded with equipment and power, and they are expected to be completed between August and September. Other towers are scheduled for initial groundwork such as electrical meter installations. SCS is expediting the network in Pittsylvania this summer and fall after suffering weather delays in the winter of 2017 and spring of 2018.
Future Plans: SCS Broadband will continue to expand to all County towers and water towers through 2018 and 2019 to bring our WIFI and LTE systems online for servicing homes and businesses. The updated plan includes adding a tower on average per month. There will also be services to Pittsylvania citizens from towers we will be leasing in Halifax.
Overall Status: SCS Broadband has the first of several towers online with the first installations in process. Leasing for additional towers is in process.
Current Status: LTE deployment has started for the Mitchell Road tower. The map below has been updated showing the current network plan. A tower at in the west at Walnut Creek development has completed engineering and leasing processes. Loading of this tower will begin in 3rd quarter 2018 and should be providing internet services by December.
Future Plans: SCS Broadband will continue to expand to several towers throughout 2018-2019 to bring our WIFI and LTE systems to service homes and businesses.
Overall Status: SCS Broadband has partnered with Surry County. We are actively deploying internet services from the first tower located in Surry West Business Park, as well from a second tower that serves the Town of Surry and east of town.
Current Status: The old AT&T orange tower on Colonial Trail East has been completed and is ready to service the region 2-5 miles around the tower. Installations have begun and will continue throughout 2018. This second tower will service all of the Town of Surry, as well as several miles north and east of the tower.
Future Plans: SCS Broadband will be expanding to more towers in 2018-2019. Our third tower is in the leasing process. We are also working on a tower lease for Dendron and Elberon. A total of 11 towers are being considered for leasing in Surry County.