Why is Pittsylvania County partnering with RiverStreet Networks instead of another company?

To expand access to reliable internet across our community, Pittsylvania County has partnered with RiverStreet Networks. Pittsylvania County has chosen to partner with RiverStreet Networks in such a substantial way for a few reasons:

Goal of Reaching Unserved

As a company, RiverStreet Networks is focused on delivering the latest and best technology to unserved and underserved rural areas. With a growing network that expands many rural areas in North Carolina and Virginia, RiverStreet's mission of reaching the unserved is perfect for a rural locality like Pittsylvania County. 

Existing Footprint

RiverStreet Networks already has a strong footprint in Pittsylvania County and the surrounding area. After acquiring SCS Broadband, Peoples' Mutual Telephone Company, and Gamewood Technology Group, RiverStreet already provides internet service to a significant portion of Pittsylvania County. 

Commitment to Leveraging Funding

Most importantly, RiverStreet Networks is committed, in conjunction with Pittsylvania County and Pittsylvania County Schools, to leveraging our own investments into additional state and federal dollars. This commitment to obtaining as much outside funding as possible is important when expanding into a rural area like Pittsylvania County. 

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1. Why is Pittsylvania County partnering with RiverStreet Networks instead of another company?
2. Where is the money for this partnership coming from?
3. What is the timeline for this project?
4. What is the definition of broadband?
5. What does unserved mean?
6. What speed of service can I expect at my home?
7. What’s the difference between fiber and fixed wireless or other internet options?