Construction will begin in 2022 to deliver the service to over 20,000 homes and businesses in the county.
The announcement is part of the company’s plan to build a network in the Tidewater Region, along with recent plans to expand to Williamsburg and Suffolk.
“Access to modern, reliable broadband service is critical in today’s society,” Scott Stevens, JCC County Administrator, said. “We are delighted that Shentel is providing their Glo Fiber to James City County which is supported by our Strategic Plan to provide modern infrastructure and technology systems.”
Shentel is a 119-year-old company based out of Shenandoah Valley that was founded as a phone company. Today, the company offers broadband and other services to residents in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Maryland.
A Nov. 30 release stated that Glo Fiber offers multi-gigabit internet access, streaming TV, and phone service in the Mid-Atlantic region, with optional wall-to-wall Wi-Fi service for customers to connect anywhere in their home or business.
Glo internet pricing is all-inclusive with no additional fees or surcharges, excluding taxes.
“We continue to expand our coverage areas throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia with a mission to provide future-proof, reliable internet service to underserved and growing communities,” Chris Kyle, Vice President of Industry and Regulatory Affairs at Shentel, said. “With a 100% fiber network, businesses and residents will be able to take advantage of high definition quality video, plus symmetrical download and upload speeds for virtual learning, video conferences, gaming, and e-commerce.”