Roanoke Valley Broadband Early Adopters Report Success

  • Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority (RVBA)
ROANOKE, VA – The Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority (RVBA) has ramped up to support several new business clients in their first month of full service delivery. From the installation phases through to actively providing high speed internet and data transport service, Feedback from RVBA customers and integration partners has been overwhelmingly positive.

Western Community College Culinary Arts Program
“Virginia Western Community College’s Culinary Arts program, located in the Claude Moore Education Complex in downtown Roanoke, will greatly benefit from the partnership with the Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority (RVBA), Lisa Ridpath, vice president for financial and administrative services." The high-speed connection will allow students and employees to directly access campus computing resources in a more secure and cost-efficient manner.”

Virginia Western Community College
Roanoke Valley Broadband has given us access to 21st Century fiber infrastructure at a reasonable cost which is critically important to Blue Ridge PBS," said James Baum, president and CEO, Blue Ridge PBS. "In this day and age, we need this as much as we need streets, bridges and almost any other service or facility. With the new broadband network, it’s now possible for us to expand the station's programming and move control of its technical operations to cloud computing saving staff time and the station money."

Western Virginia Water Authority
"The Western Virginia Water Authority (Authority) had the pleasure of working with the Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority (RVBA) to launch our new network in May of this year," Léana Stoltz, Director of Customer Service and Information Systems, Western Virginia Water Authority. "The Authority needed an affordable and reliable solution to provide service to multiple locations in the valley. The RVBA met and exceeded our needs. To maintain seamless operations, the Authority had an aggressive drop-dead deadline for transitioning on to the RVBA network, and they delivered on-time. Throughout the entire process, the Authority found the open communication with the RVBA to be timely, detailed and critical to the success of the project. After the successful launch, the Authority continues to get outstanding support from Frank Smith and his team."

Advanced Logic Industries
“For the first time in my years in IT; a fiber construction engagement; happened on time and as promised," David Carter, Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Logic Industries. "You are to be congratulated on setting up the RVBA for continued success; and with customer service like this you can count on ALI to be an advocate for your services in the region. Thank you again; for helping us with a mutual client do what we were explicitly told could not be done in Roanoke.”

Three Connection Types
The RVBA currently offers three connection types to businesses across the valley: Dark Fiber, Transport Service or Transport and Internet Service scalable up to 200 Gbps speeds. While residential service is currently unavailable from the RVBA, private providers may deliver service and compete against each other on equal terms with service through the open access RVBA fiber network.

RVBA fiber representatives are available to help businesses determine which service is right for them and pricing is fully transparent and publicly available at


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