In July, the King William Board of Supervisors voted to grant Atlantic Broadband a 15-year franchise plan to provide internet, phone and video services to roughly 2,700 homes.
The internet company has since begun constructing a fiber-to-the-home network in the county. After several months of work, the company announced it will begin the first round of activations Dec. 12 in Central Garage.
The company plans to activate service in different regions of the county in the next six months, Atlantic Broadband spokesperson Andrew Walton said.
We’ve made great progress in the build,” Atlantic Broadband General Manager Scott Randall said. “We look forward to connecting homes and businesses with the most advanced services available.”
In order to meet growing internet demand, the company opened a new office at 694 Sharon Road in King William where residents can stop in, ask questions and purchase services.
The company said the next step is connecting its facilities in Caroline County to King William. According to a news release, this will allow the company to expand services in the region including providing a stronger internet connection.
“This initiative brings rural King William and surrounding areas into the modern communications age,” King William Internet Connectivity Committee Chairmen and recent Board elect Ed Moren said.