Broadband Initiative  |  Albemarle Broadband Authority
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NOTICE:  May 27, 2020 Meeting of the Albemarle Broadband Authority is a Virtual Meeting.  More details can be found by clicking here.
 
Information on WiFi access during the COVID-19 Crisis:
 
 JMRL and ACPS WiFi Access  to view locations with our interactive map, click here.
 
JMRL added WiFi access points at Northside to provide better coverage in the back parking lot. The other branches include WiFi access as well.  JMRL has a temporary elibrary card people can get to access resources while the libraries are closed
 
 
ACPS Parking Areas also have expanded WiFi.  Chris Diggs (ACPS CTO) provides the following for reference:
 
 
All school division Internet Wi-Fi access has been extended to school parking lots. The areas closest to a school’s main entrance or classroom windows should have the strongest signal strength. Personal devices can connect to the “ACPS-Public” network and school-issued laptops will be able to connect to the “ACPS” network.
 
Some private companies also are offering internet access for various locations with reduced pricing options:
 
 
 
The Albemarle Broadband Authority was formed by the Board of Supervisors in August 2017.  The Albemarle Broadband Authority Board of Directors consists of:  Liz Palmer, Donna Price, Bucky Walsh Waldo Jaquith, Bill Fritz, and Trevor Henry. The Albemarle Broadband Authority Officers are: 
 
 
Chairperson:      Bucky Walsh
Vice Chair:        Waldo Jaquith
Secretary:          Bill Fritz
Treasurer:          Rick Randolph
Chief Administrative Officer: Mike Culp
 
The Goal of the Albemarle Broadband Authority is to extend affordable broadband internet service access to every customer in Albemarle County.  The Albemarle Broadband Authority approved its Rules of Procedure and Proposal Evaluation Guidelines. The Albemarle Broadband Authority maintains a set of Citizen Tools to assist in reporting and collecting data about broadband.
 
The Albemarle Broadband Authority meets monthly. Meetings of the Albemarle Broadband Authority are scheduled through December 2020. All meetings will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will take place in room 235 of the Albemarle County Office Building on McIntire Road, unless otherwise noted.

  
2020 Meetings
Location
Agenda
Minutes
 
January 22, 2020
Room 235
 
February 26, 2020
Room 235
 
March 25, 2020 Cancelled
Room 246
 
April 22, 2020
Virtual Meeting
 
May 27, 2020
Virtual Meeting
 
 
June 24, 2020
Room 235
 
 
July 22, 2020
Room 235
 
 
August 26, 2020 Annual Organization Meeting
Room 235
 
 
 
September 23, 2020 Tentative
Room 235
 
 
October 28, 2020 Tentative
Room 235
 
 
 
November 24, 2020 Tentative
Room 235
 
 
 
December 23, 2020 Tentative
Room 235
 
 
 
 
2019 Meetings
Location
Agenda
Minutes
 
January 23, 2019
Room 235
February 27, 2019
Room 235
 
March 5, 2019
Room 235
March 27, 2019
Room 235
April 24, 2019
Room 235
 
May 22, 2019
Room 235
June 10, 2019
Room 241
 
 
June 26, 2019
Room 235
 
July 24, 2019
Room 235
Aug. 1, 2019 Special Meeting
754 Miller School Road
NA
 
Aug. 20, 2019 Annual Organization Meeting
Room 320
 
 
Aug. 28
Room 235
 
 
September 25, 2019
Room 235
October 23, 2019
Room 235
 
November 26, 2019
Room 235
 
December 11, 2019 at 5:15pm
Room 241
 
 
2018 Meetings
Location
Agenda
Minutes
 
January 17, 2018
See Above
 
February 21, 2018
Room 241
 
March 21, 2018
Room 241
Meeting Canceled due to weather
 
April 18, 2018
Room 241
 
May 16, 2018
Room 241
 
June 20, 2018
Room 241
 
July 25, 2018
Room 235
 
August 22, 2018
Room 235
 
September 26, 2018
Room 235
 
October 24, 2018
Room 235
November 28, 2018
Room 235
December 11, 2018
Room 235
2017 Meetings
Location
Agenda
Minutes
 
September 20, 2017
Room 241
 
October 18, 2017
Room 241
 
November 15, 2017
Room 241
 
December 20, 2017
Room 241
 
 
Minutes will be posted here soon after the meeting in which they are approved.  Other important documents can be found here.
 
If you need more information or have questions, please e-mail broadband@albemarle.org or call Mike Culp, (434) 296-5891.

 


 
 
 
Contact the Department
Albemarle Broadband Authority
Information Technology
401 McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-296-5814
FAX: 434-972-4062
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