The Internet has created a fundamental revolution in the way we all communicate, learn, and share ideas. It has been with us for so long, it’s hard to imagine life without high-speed Internet – yet, Broadband Internet Access is still not a reality for 40 million rural Americans.
To help those living in the beautiful rural areas of Central and Eastern Virginia, in 2004, VABB built one of the largest fully secured and robust wireless networks in the Commonwealth of Virginia “… from the Blue Ridge to the Bay…” serving homes, businesses, and non-profit organizations in 17 counties. You too can enjoy the freedom of a high-speed broadband connection with VABB.
What Is VABB?
Virginia Broadband is a high-speed Wireless Internet Service Provider – “WISP”. To learn more about how small WISPs across the nation are helping millions of people access the Internet – click on the WISPA logo to the right. You can always depend on us for quality service because our staff attends ongoing training at the yearly Wispa conference and other trade shows.
VABB customers connect to the Internet using radio spectrum to reach your location from over 100 broadcast sites. VABB broadcast sites transmit a radio signal to a small antenna placed on your home. A VABB technician will install the antenna, cabling, and inside radio device and have you connected to the Internet!
VABB also provides “Campus” Wi-Fi systems to help you connect all your outbuildings to the Internet using point-to-point radio antennas and other HotSpot technologies so you can enjoy the Internet from anywhere on your grounds. Check out our campus success story.
Businesses with multiple buildings within sight of each other can connect them all to one network… WIRELESSLY. No need stringing cable to the buildings at the cost of thousands of dollars when you can simply install a few outside antennas to complete a campus network. Check out our business success story.
Check out our technology
to learn more about what VABB can do for you.
VABB delivers a true broadband connection that allows you to enjoy the Internet the way it is meant to be—FAST.
We have several affordable plans to choose from depending on your needs. Check out our broadband data plans. We are VPN friendly, and have an always on instant connection!
Uncover the Difference of Our Internet Technology
VABB is a Fixed Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP), meaning we deliver the Internet to your location through a variety of radio frequencies transmitted from one of our 108 “broadcast” locations throughout 14 counties in Central and Eastern VA. We broadcast our Internet service from local commercial towers, silos, barns, private utility poles, and houses that sit high on hills. If you are within 0 to 10 miles of a VABB broadcaster, you would be in one of two categories:
If your location can see a VABB broadcast site with no trees obstructing the view, you are considered “Line-Of-Sight” (LOS) and have an excellent chance of receiving Internet speeds in the 15 to 30 Mbps range… or more.
If your location is near a VABB broadcast site but
trees are in the way, you are considered “Non-Line-Of-Sight” (NLOS). So long as the trees are not too thick and the distance to our broadcaster is within a few miles, we can reach you with speeds in the 5 to 15 Mbps range or more depending on the terrain and trees.
we can’t reach your location with our “Fixed” wireless solution, we also offer VABB SKY
– an innovative way to provide high-speed Internet through satellite technology. For more details, call us at 540-829-1700.
After you have placed an order with us we
will schedule an installer to come to your home or business
When the installer arrives he
will conduct a site survey to ensure that our service is available
Next, the installer will confirm where and how the antenna shall be mounted for optimum performance
A cable will be run from the outside antenna to the VABB subscriber unit located inside your home or business. This Subscriber unit within your home is the end of VABB’s network – meaning, you will need to plug a customer owned PC or router to this device in order to get on-line. Note:
The standard installation does not include any in-building cabling or trenching. We can arrange for a custom installation at an additional charge
From our inside Subscriber unit, you can then connect a PC, a router, or any
What we provide:
An antenna and standard mounting (J-mount, eave mount, tripod mount, EMT pipe planted in the yard). Any special mounting required beyond our standard mounts may be assessed an additional charge.
Up to 100ft of cable from the antenna to a small subscriber unit installed inside. Additional cable length may be assessed a charge of $.50/ft
Wireless routers can be purchased from VABB – check for current rates