Why Fiber?

Our fiber is the Internet super highway that will meet all your needs--now and in the future.

family enjoying Internet on laptop
A fiber network changes everything.
• You get the fastest possible Internet and can save $50-$100 per month.
• There are no data caps or data limits.
• There are no hidden fees.
• Our locally-owned fiber network provides superior work-from-home performance.
• Connect to your Virginia Tech or corporate network from home as if you were sitting at your office desk.
• Fiber can add as much as $7,000 to the value of your home.
• Upload speeds are as fast as Download speeds.
• Our network won't slow down in the afternoon or evenings.
• Fiber is reliable.
• Save money by replacing your traditional cable or satellite TV bill with better quality and often less expensive HDTV streaming services.
• Fiber Internet lets you replace your Comcast or DSL with better TV options, better phone and better streaming experiences.
• Fiber future proofs your home for decades to come.
• Your own your connection and can customize your services month to month.

Tell us you want fiber Internet at your home by taking the Survey or signing up today. Click here!

About us

WideOpen Blacksburg is an initiative of WideOpen Networks. We are bringing Gigabit internet fiber to Blacksburg and nearby areas in the New River Valley.

Blacksburg Broadband LLC (DBA WideOpen Blacksburg) is an innovation of two Blacksburg, VA companies who have national reputations for building and managing world class networks: Design Nine and WideOpen Networks. Combined, they bring an experienced team of telecom and networking professionals dedicated to building the world's best network here in Blacksburg. Dr. Andrew Cohill, who led the pioneering Blacksburg Electronic Village project back in the early nineties, is the main advocate for the WideOpen Blacksburg project.

Project Liaison:
Lynn Huber

Customer Liaison:
Derek Joyce

Engineering Team:
Matt Bussing
Andrew Shaver

Corey Wilson
Michael Tingler

CTO and Network Design:
Sid Boswell

Billing Questions:
Ellen Miele

August 2021 - We've Teamed up with Montgomery County to Identify Rural Trouble Spots - (New Survey)

Rural residents are invited to take a collaborative survey *** HERE *** to tell us and Montgomery County how badly they need better internet. Results from this survey will be used partly to determine where ARPA funds will be spent in the county.

Why Fiber?