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 the info contained here may not reflect 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.

 Our LTE system has plans ranging from 10 Mbps to 50 Mbps starting at $34.95 with true unlimited, non-throttled internet.

Our WIFI plans are 2 Mbps to 15 Mbps.

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Albemarle

Albemarle

Overall Status: SCS Broadband currently serves from Afton to Greenwood areas of Albemarle County with our wireless services. These areas includes the Route 29 corridor.

Current Status: We have approvals for LTE deployment completed 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. SCS Broadband will begin transition to LTE on Heards Mountain in the first to third quarters of 2018.

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Amherst

Amherst

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 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 of more citizens in 2018-2019. The leases should be completed by Sept.

Future Plans: We will begin transition of the current LTE sites in 2018.

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Bedford

Bedford

Overall Status: SCS Broadband has deployed services in the Montvale area and the valley. Additional expansiona are in process.

Current Status: SCS Broadband has added additional relays in Montvale and is currently adding additional equipment to the Montvale tower to improve and 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 more installations.

Future Plans: SCS Broadband will be in multiple areas of Bedford in 2018. New upgrades will be installed on Montvale tower, increase signal strength in June, allowing more servicing to further homes or those in more foilage.

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Buckingham

Buckingham

Overall Status: SCS Broadband has provided wireless services for 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 of the current LTE sites in summer for the Spears Mountain area after final FCC approvals. 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 third quarter of 2018, we will be adding services to the Curdsville area.

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Charles City

Charles City

Overall Status: SCS Broadband has loaded all three County towers with our WIFI and LTE systems and have begun deployments to homes and businesses. We have also connected a private tower into the network to help with backhaul issues faced by the County towers.

Current Status: Internet deployment has started for the Court House and Ruthville areas. The Roxbury tower had some height and terrain blockage issues and is being refitted with our WIFI systems which provide better tree penetration. SCS Broadband is investing in leasing commercial towers over the next few months to augment the wireless network and greatly improve servicing ability. Exciting news is a tower in the south east of the county is moving forward in leasing and connection kf the Courthouse tower to a second fibered tower for redundancy and more bamdwidth is underway.

Future Plans: SCS Broadband will continue to expand to commercial towers between now 2019 to bring our WIFI and LTE systems online for servicing homes and businesses. The next steps are in process which includes a tower on RT 60 in the northern portion of the County.

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Halifax

Halifax

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. We had a couple towers fail wind load analysis (engineering step) in the north, and alternate towers have been selected as replacements. Such failures happen due to the fact SCS does not know if a tower is leasable until and engineering is performed on current load, plus our equipment. A failure creates a delay in the project while another lease to replace the tower is started. SCS is expecting to start loading the Halifax water tower, plus the first commercial tower in June.

Future Plans: SCS Broadband will be expanding in Halifax County through all of 2018 into 2019.

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Hanover

Hanover

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: Ground conduit and equipment boxes have been install to support tower transmission equipment for the Old Church and Ellison towers. An unforeseen issue developed last year in that the tower to connect these to the Internet failed during live testing. The computer models used for the link was wrong. SCS has continued to develop the supporting backhaul networks with several fiber leases while trying to find an alternative to connecting the towers to the Internet. Three towers in succession have failed either to fail leasing processes such as wind load requirements or poor cost-effectiveness for the overall project. SCS has determined as of June 1st four possible more options to solve this critical issue.  As we proceed through June working on these options, we will update the new Details page you can see by clicking the link below. The Details page is updated on the 1st and 15th of each month, or when a significant change in status occurs.

Future Plans: SCS Broadband is committed to working through the above issue for the two eastern Hanover towers. Once we complete these two towers, we will start Phase II with the leasing and scheduliing of three towers in the western part of Hanover.

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Louisa

Louisa

Overall Status: SCS Broadband purchased CVALink in late 2016 which consists of ten tower locations. The 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 which expand services into hard to reach areas of the County.

Current Status: SCS Broadband has approvals completed for the entire County for LTE deployment. This was a 14 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 2018. We have also leased a new 10Gig circuit 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 Broadband will be submitting a Proposal to lease all county towers in May. These towers, along with our 17 locations, will make an impressive wireless network, like no other County in Virginia!

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 be near or at 20 commercial tower locations by end of 2018. SCS has also delivered a proposal to lease all new county towers as they get built. We are awaiting the county’s decision on our proposal.

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Nelson

Nelson

Overall Status: The majority of Nelson County has our service available, through our wireless and fiber networks.

Current Status: We have approvals from all Grand Father 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 be through FCC in June. The CVEC project to fiber Nelson County will have a major impact on SCS Broadband network in Nelson. Further details are forthcoming as we learn more details on how the County will handle working with SCS Broadband to maintain services to the thousands of citizens SCS serves that are not on the CVEC electrical network. Many of our towers have citizens which are in both power companies, AEP and CVEC. With the loss of CVEC customers, some towers may prove to be unaffordable by 2019, causing a loss of service to AEP customers, and CVEC customers which do not get fiber due to costs of distances. SCS Broadband has continued to offer services and partnership in working with the County and CVEC projects. SCS is also determing how our fiber customers will be impacted by CVEC’s request to take over the fiber network built with tax funds. We will be working hard and taking whatever measures needed to make sure that SCS will be able to continue offering wireless and fiber services on a competitive basis.  Any action taken to subvert proper competition will be met agressively by SCS to protect citizens right to fair competition and lowest pricing and best service.

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 add services in Arrington, Lovingston, and Afton areas.

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New Kent

New Kent

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 leasing towers to meet a project deadline of 2018.

Future Plans: SCS Broadband will be expanding into New Kent in 2018. 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 versus. Planning of tower acquisition and priority is being accomplished in June.

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Pittsylvania

Pittsylvania

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: LTE deployment has started for the White Oak Mountain areas from RT 29 position. The Mt. Airy tower project has only electric service to be installed and is expected to be live for services by 6/25. has been started and is expected to be completed by early June. The Grit and Cole towers are being readied for service.

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.

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Powhatan

Powhatan

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 removing towers which have failed to engineer, and adding new towers or alternate towers. there are 2 additional towers being analyzed for inclusion with the tower lessers. Leasing on two towers is in process.

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.

 

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Surry

Surry

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.

Current Status: Lease has been signed for COLE tower. This is for the 300′ tower on Colonial Trail East. The tower loading is completed with exceptiin of wiring. A new detailed status by the tower for 2018-2019 has been published, click on the Detail button below. This detailed status will be updated with changes once a month, or when a milestone changes in the project. Tower 3 in the map is the Town of Surry Water Tower. The Town Council turned down our lease request. SCS Broadband was requested at the June 12th meeting at 7:30 PM, to request a reversal of that decision, and allow our services to be provisioned from the structure. The council again refused our request based on that they were told we would interfer with 380 Communications. We explained we are using licenced high speed freauen ies not available to 380, and we would not interfer with their unkicensed frequencies. The council then said we could not have lease because they did not want equipment on tower. We explain our equipment was a fraction in size as compared to 380. The council did not answer and moved on to other topics. SCS is having counsil review new state law that prohibits local governments to not allow broadband expansion on structures being used for any other communication services. If you live in town limits, we request you contact the Surry Town Council to voice your needs for our faster, lower cost services.

Future Plans: SCS Broadband will be expanding on mlre towers in 2018-2019 with investment from SCS. Our second tower starts services by 6/35 which coverages will include all of the Town of Surry, east for 12-15 miles, north to the river. We are working on a tower lease for Dentron and Eberon. A total of 11 towers are being considered for leasing for Surry County.

Due to some inappropiate negative press from a local Surry County news outlet, SCS Broadband has written an official editorial in reply, which was sent to the outlet in question as well as posted here for the consideration of Surry residents.

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