As a not-for-profit entity, MBC continually reinvests in community programs to support our primary mission of creating jobs by attracting new businesses to the region. MBC takes seriously our role of corporate citizen, as we continue to deliver on our promises of strengthening the communities we serve. Through sponsorships and charitable donations, MBC has strengthened non-profit organizations across Southern Virginia.
MBC has generated successful outcomes from community investments including:
MBC gives $5,000 each year to the four community colleges in the MBC footprint: Central Virginia Community College, Danville Community College, Patrick Henry Community College, and Southside Virginia Community College. This money provides opportunities to students who are furthering their education in STEM fields through scholarships and Patrick Henry Community College’s new eSports gaming team.
MBC sponsors school robotics teams in Southern Virginia that compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) program, which includes students in grades 9-12 and the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) program, which includes students in grades 7-12. The yearly MBC sponsorship covers the cost of the kit of parts and district event registrations for these teams.
RESIDENTIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS
MBC’s middle-mile fiber network allows last-mile Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to extend their coverage areas cost effectively. By using MBC’s open-access fiber network, ISPs do not individually bear costs of network extensions. This partnership translates into broadband services reaching more people and businesses in Southern Virginia.
Last-mile Internet Service Providers who use MBC’s network to provide residential and business services in Southern Virginia are listed below.
MBC is a Virginia-based leader in creating
unique public-private partnerships to build and operate
open-access fiber networks. MBC has built over
1,900 route miles of fiber in Southern Virginia
to bring competition and drive down costs to
accelerate digital inclusiveness.