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.