Jeffersonton, VA – Virginia Broadband, LLC (VABB) of Culpeper VA installed Wireless Internet Access November 20, 2013 in the Jeffersonton Community Center using the fixed wireless radio frequency tower on the Clevenger’s Corner water tower. VABB volunteered to provide the free Internet service as part of a community service outreach project.
VABB became involved in the process of providing Internet service to the Jeffersonton Community Center when the President, Robert M Sullivan, read a Letter to the Editor in the Culpeper Star-Exponent in April 2013. The letter, written by Jeffersonton resident Linda Bradshaw, wrote about the lack of availability of the Internet to many residents in the Jeffersonton area, and discussed the importance of Internet access to students.
Sullivan emailed Bradshaw, and offered the services of VABB to the Jeffersonton Community Center, in the interest of community service. A series of emails ensued between VABB employee Joe Lenig, Bradshaw, and Jeffersonton Community Center President Loni Colvin; negotiations for free Wi-Fi service began in earnest. Final details were arranged between Lenig and Colvin.
According to Lenig, no passwords are required, there are no usage limitations. The router is set at “full-open” at 10mbps (mega-bytes per second) range down and 2mbps up.
“I am pleased that I could be both catalyst and facilitator in the process of bringing Wireless Internet access to the Jeffersonton Community Center. This brings Internet access much closer to the many Jeffersonton residents who cannot get Internet at home. This generous move from VABB could enrich the lives of many local families” said Bradshaw. “It should be noted, however, that the Jeffersonton Community Center has no plans at this time to provide supervision for minors, and no computers are on-site. This is not an after-school care program, and parents should not allow their children to come to the center unsupervised.”
About Virginia Broadband: Virginia Broadband is a high-speed wireless broadband Internet service provider located in Culpeper, VA. It is located at 14115 Lovers Lane Suite 135, Culpeper, VA 22701. For more information about Virginia Broadband, go to http://www.vabb.com
About Jeffersonton Community Center: Jeffersonton Community Center is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving the needs of the Jeffersonton VA community. It is located at 5073 Jeffersonton Rd, Jeffersonton, VA 22724. For more information about the Jeffersonton Community Center, go to http://jeffersontoncommunitycenter.com.