NRVNWA History

Broadband planning in the NRV formally began in 2003 and resulted in the New River Valley Telecommunications Plan in June 2005. The plan was developed by the New River Valley Planning District Commission-Telecommunications Committee with funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission. The Telecommunications Plan recommended establishing an authority to lead broadband projects toward implementation. The New River Valley Network Wireless Authority was established in March, 2008 between Pulaski County and the Giles County Industrial Development Authority.

Authority members include:

  • Peter Huber, Pulaski County
  • Tim Barnes, Pulaski County
  • Chris McKlarney, Giles County
  • Bernie Cosell, Giles County
  • Keith Holt, Joint Representative

Authority Staff Support:

  • Kevin Byrd, NRVPDC-Executive Director
  • Regina Elsner, NRVPDC-Regional Planner

BTOP Maps

fibermap

Proposed Fiber Route

Last updated on April 10, 2012


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Completed Fiber Route

Blue: Existing Citizens Fiber Network
Red: New Citizens Fiber Network
Last updated on October 10, 2013

Project Timeline

Engineering RFP Issued

December 10, 2010

Engineering RFP Due Date

December 28, 2010

Selection of Engineering Firm

December 31, 2010

Engineering Contract finalized

January 20, 2011

Engineering Firm Begins Work

January 21, 2011

Proposed Engineering/Staking Complete

April 15, 2011

Bid Package Posted on Website and Email Notification Sent to Registered Vendors

April 27, 2011

Pre-Bid Meeting – mandatory

May 3, 2011 9:00am

Construction Contractor Bids Due

May 12, 2011

Bid Evaluation – Construction Contractor Selected

May 17, 2011

Construction Begins

June 13, 2011

Bid Package Posted on Website and Email Notification Sent to Registered Vendors

August 17th, 2012

Addendum 1 To Contract IV on Website and Email Notification Sent to Registered Vendors

August 29th, 2012

Addendum 2 To Contract IV on Website and Email Notification Sent to Registered Vendors

August 31st, 2012

Construction Contractor Bids for Contract IV Due

September 11th, 2012 at 4:00pm

Construction Ends

May 31, 2013

Engineering Contract Ends

June 28, 2013