Shentel Expands its Beam Internet Service to Kents Store and Stanardsville, Virginia

Telecom Tech Outlook | Wednesday, June 30, 2021

This extension will help over 1,300 families in the Virginia counties of Fluvanna, Goochland, Louisa, and Greene, and is part of a broader expansion that has already made service available to more than 20,000 households this year.

FREMONT, CA: Shenandoah Telecommunications Company ("Shentel") has declared the expansion of high-speed Internet access to Kents Store and Stanardsville, Virginia through Beam, its new fixed wireless broadband service. This extension will help over 1,300 families in the Virginia counties of Fluvanna, Goochland, Louisa, and Greene, and is part of a broader expansion that has already made service available to more than 20,000 households this year.

Beam Internet focuses on rural, less heavily inhabited areas of Shentel's territory at a time when reliable, high-speed Internet is more important than ever. Beam's fixed wireless broadband service utilizes 5G-ready LTE technology, local communications towers, small cell sites, and Shentel's substantial regional fiber-optic network and is offered using licensed 2.5GHz and 3.5GHz mid-band spectrum. Beam provides download rates of up to 100 Mbps for a monthly subscription of $60, with no hidden fees or extras.

"Many rural communities across Virginia are struggling to stay connected to their loved ones and work or study from home because they don't have access to affordable, reliable high-speed Internet access," stated Dan Meenan, VP of Wireless Engineering & Construction at Shentel. "We believe Beam Internet will help bridge that digital divide in our footprint. We take great pride in being the local Virginia choice for broadband."