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Broadband News

December 2023 Update

Citizens are encouraged to visit or scan the QR code on one of the signs displayed throughout the County to begin receiving regular updates from Gigabeam.

For citizens who may not be able to afford broadband, the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) may be able to assist. Gigabeam Networks participates in the ACP, which is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) benefit program to help households afford broadband necessary for work, school, healthcare, etc. Learn more at


Archived updates provided to the Board of Supervisors are available at a separate, county-maintained website. Documents are provided as PDF files. Visit the archive.

Montgomery County, City of Radford Advance Broadband Initiative

Aug. 27, 2019: Montgomery County and the City of Radford choose a consulting firm to address broadband issues.

Since launching an initiative to address the broadband needs throughout Montgomery County and the City of Radford in March of 2019, the County and City have selected a proposal from Thompson and Litton who collaborated with a regional telecommunications and broadband company, Blue Ridge Advisory Services, Inc. Together, the two companies will:
  • assess the broadband service area gaps;
  • assess existing resources;
  • propose an overall broadband plan;
  • provide cost analysis of proposed projects;
  • analyze cooperative projects; and
  • create a sample RFP (request for proposals) for a public-private partnership.
Blue Ridge Advisory Services has assisted with several other broadband initiatives in Virginia communities to include, Bristol, the Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority, and the Rockbridge Area Network Authority.


Broadband Study

Thompson + Litton and Blue Ridge Advisory Service Group provided an update on the Broadband Assessment in Montgomery County to the Board of Supervisors on May 11, 2020. View the study.

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