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 Jan 25, 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 and fencing is complete at all three sites
- Electric is installed at High School and Jouett, but not at Moss-Nuckols due to extremely wet conditions
- Propane tanks (for the backup generators) are not installed at any of the three due to the wet conditions
- Radio link is almost complete from the High School to Jouett. Other links are awaiting FCC approval.
An additional tower is in the final planning stages in permitting for Trevilian Elementary School behind the tennis courts. Hopefully, construction will begin in February. Construction for the two Public Safety towers has begun in the Zion Crossroads and Gordonsville areas. One more tower is in the planning stages in the Holly Grove area. Co-locations are 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