JAMES CITY-James City County residents and businesses will soon have another choice for a cable service provider.
On October 12, the James City County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a cable franchise agreement with Shenandoah Cable Television, LLC, also known as Shentel, to offer its services to citizens of the county.
Shentel will be the second cable service company to offer services to the county. In July, the Board of Supervisors approved a cable only franchise agreement with Cox Communications, which has been for years the only provider in James City County.
The process of offering Shentel’s cable services will take roughly 2.5-3 years to complete and begin with the neighborhoods of Windsor Forest and Kingswood before eventually expanding to the remainder of the county. The cable company will also provide services to the county’s schools and government buildings.
“This is going to be great for our citizens,” said Powhatan District Supervisor Michael J. Hipple. “It is going to give them another option.”
The county has been trying for awhile to bring in another cable provider following complaints from citizens about a lack of options.
In September, Williamsburg announced it also entered into an agreement with Shentel to bring services to its residents and businesses.