Internet availability for some Lake Anna residents and business will increase next year, following the unanimous approval by county supervisors for the construction of a new communications tower.
Dee Kidd, owner of National Communication Tower, told board members that Louisa-based internet provider CVA Link had signed the first lease to place equipment on the 199-foot monopole, which is expected to be completed sometime next year.
CVA Link provides wireless broadband internet to Louisa County businesses and residents and is expanding its coverage area in the county.
Brian Gilbreth, CVA Link owner, said his company’s coverage area would include Windwood Coves, the Cutalong development and businesses along the Route 208 corridor, such as those at New Bridge Landing and Lake Anna Island.
On Monday, the board gave the go-ahead for the construction of the new tower–which will be located behind Anna’s Marine Center on Town Center Dr. At the Monday public hearing, several residents of Windwood Coves, including Wayne Jones, spoke to support the measure.
Jones called the project a “win-win” for the Lake community, which has been pursuing the construction of its own tower to provide internet service to its residents.
Kidd told supervisors that cellular service along the Route 208 corridor would likely improve once providers begin installing their equipment at the site.
He said that could take several years because cellular companies take more time to complete their internal approval procedures, adding that as many as four companies would likely install equipment at the site.