The Broadband Initiative, as approved by the Board of Supervisors, envisioned constructing seven towers and co-locating equipment on the two Public Safety Towers the County is building in the western part of the County. It was noted that some of these planned towers may not be constructed and others might, based on construction and actions of independent tower companies.
As of March 15, 2019, three towers have been built; Louisa County High School behind the Middle School ballfields, Jouett Elementary School, near the back of the property and Moss-Nuckols Elementary School, again near the back of the property.
- Towers, electricity and fencing are complete at all three sites
- Propane tanks (for the backup generators) installations are planned for the week of March 19th. They have been delayed due to the extremely wet conditions.
- The back-haul radio link is complete from the High School to Jouett. Other links have been engineered, ordered or waiting for FCC approval.
SCS Broadband was awarded a site-wide leasing agreement to locate their internet service equipment on all of the Broadband towers mentioned above and below. SCS purchased CVALink a few years back and currently serves many homes from existing towers and poles throughout Louisa County. Adding these Broadband Authority towers will increase their service areas dramatically. SCS plans to begin service the week of March 25th, 2019 from the Moss-Nuckols tower with current technology wireless equipment. The company has applied for and received partial permission to convert all of their tower equipment to add LTE service providing better and faster internet. Click here for more information or to contact SCS for internet service.
A tower has been approved for Trevilians Elementary School behind the tennis courts. Construction will start in March. Construction for the two Public Safety towers has begun in the Zion Crossroads and Gordonsville areas. One additional tower is in the planning stages in the Holly Grove area. Co-locations are also planned for our radio links and WISPs to locate on private towers in the Bumpass and Yanceyville areas.
The 199' tower at Jouett Elementary is seen on the right with support guy wires.
On the left, as seen from the tennis courts, the tower is barely visible.
The radios, antennas and WISP access point to multi-point radios have not been installed in these photos.
High School, behind Middle School fields