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Spring is here and everything is starting to bloom and come back to life in our region. The birds are singing and our fiber crews have been humming along with broadband service expansion across ou..

February weather is always a surprise. Sometimes its cold and snowy, and sometimes we have a beautiful spring-like day letting us know that warmer weather is near. Despite the snow and rain, we ar..

A new year is upon us and with it comes new goals and resolutions. As individuals, many of us set resolutions for the year ahead, aiming for challenges and improvement. We are no different with or..

The strangest year ever is quickly drawing to a close. Recently we have had some wintry weather in the area making it feel a little more like the holiday season. Our team is making great strides a..

Due to the recent COVID-19 restrictions and precautions, the bid opening for the BARC Rural Economic Development via Broadband Project will be conducted by video conference call, rather than in-pe..

Today we were made aware of a scam alert involving BARC Connects. This message was received by a non BARC Connects consumer and can impact you whether you have our broadband service or not. The ta..

Last week the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) distributed a press release regarding grant funding for the “BARC Connects Rockbridge County” project made possibl..

The air is cooler and the change of seasons is upon us in the Shenandoah Valley. Fall is here and soon we will see the leaves showing their majestic colors adding extra beauty to our mountains. Th..

Date: September 21, 2020 For Immediate Release Contact: CSPDC Bonnie Riedesel, or 540-885-5174 ext. 102 BARC Tish Blackwell, or 800-846-2272 ..

Summer is upon us, and though we are still navigating a global health pandemic, there is much to be thankful for and to continue to enjoy during these warm months. Our team has continued making pr..

A lot has changed since our last update in February. We have all been impacted by COVID-19 and its effects on how we work and interact. Our services are considered to be essential business and our..

For Immediate Release Contact: Tish Blackwell, 800-846-2272 ( BARC Connects Deploys 4 Wireless Hotspots across Rockbridge County to Assist Stud..

Date: March 24, 2020 For Immediate Release Contact: Tish Blackwell, 800-846-2272 ( BARC Connects working to deploy free wireless hotspots across Rockbridg..

To our BARC Electric and BARC Connects Consumers: We hope this communication finds you healthy, well and safe. Amid this COVID-19 pandemic, we want to you updated on what we at BARC are doing..

BARC Connects TV Subscribers: Our video partner has announced some free previews we are extending to our TV subscribers beginning March 19, 2020. As we all practice social distancing, this may pro..

Effective March 16, 2020, BARC facilities are no longer allowing visitors at our offices for the time being. Only BARC staff will be allowed inside the facilities until further notice. We encourag..

To our BARC Electric and BARC Connects Consumers: On March 16, 2020 BARC issued a statement that for the time being, we are waiving electric and broadband service disconnects, as well as penaltie..

BARC Update on Business Activities Due to COVID-19 We are continuing to monitor the evolving situation with COVID-19 to ensure the health and well-being of our staff, consumers, associates and co..

BARC Assesses COVID-19 Potential Impacts to Business At BARC, the health and well-being of our staff, consumers, associates and communities is a top priority. We understand the concern and uncert..

Date: January 27, 2020 Contact: CSPDC Bonnie Riedesel, or 540-885-5174 ext. 102 For Immediate Release: Grant Awards for Broadband Expansion Announced for Bath and Rockbri..

Date: January 23, 2020 For Immediate Release Contact: Tish Blackwell, 800-846-2272 ( The group came together advocating for key steps the agency can take..

Date: January 13, 2020 For Immediate Release Contact: Tish Blackwell, 800-846-2272 ( Millboro, VA – BARC Electric Cooperative is excited to announce ..

It’s the holiday season and our mascot Butch is full of holiday cheer, enjoying the parades and festivities in the communities we serve. As we say goodbye to 2019 and welcome in 2020, we rem..

The trees have been showing off their brilliant colors this fall in the Shenandoah Valley these last few weeks, reminding us that the end of 2019 is drawing near. As the seasons transition, so too..

For Immediate Release Contact: Tish Blackwell, 800-846-2272 ( Broadband Project Provides Needed Infrastructure in Rockbridge County, Virginia Lex..

Lexington, VA ; On September 9, BARC Connects hit a major milestone. The subsidiary of BARC Electric Cooperative installed ultra-high-speed Internet to its 1,000th subscriber. BARC celebrated this..

Summer is winding down in rural Virginia, students have returned to their classes and the days and nights are growing shorter. With the tailwinds of some great summer weather , we have made great ..

Longer periods of sunshine and warmer weather let us know that summer has arrived here in the Shenandoah Valley. While lightning bugs light up the night skies, BARC Connects continues by day to light ..

The weather is warmer, the skies are bluer and we are on a roll with connecting even more customers to our BARC Connects broadband services. With construction picking up, we’ve greatly incre..

Spring has made its arrival in the Shenandoah Valley and much needed sunshine has brought a reprieve to the rain and winter temperatures. A year ago, we announced that BARC Connects had connected ..

Happy New Year! January in the Shenandoah Valley has brought continued rain and winter temperatures, including some snow, yet our fiber construction project in Rockbridge County is moving along. I..

As the holiday season approaches, there is a lot of bustle happening in the Shenandoah Valley. Though the temperatures have been on a roller coaster ride and rain still falls in the valley, BARC&r..

BARC is hosting a Community Meeting to discuss the BARC Connects fiber project for residents in Birdfield, Country Club and Providence Hill on Thursday, November 29th at 5:30pm in the Maury River ..

BARC Connects Customers - Starting November 21st through November 25th you can enjoy a free preview of HBO and Cinemax. Take advantage of this opportunity to experience the best shows, biggest movies,..

BARC Connects services are currently back online. We are still working through some issues, but service should be restored, unless you are currently experiencing a power outage. If your internet remai..

Due to the threat of wintry weather in our area, the BARC Community Meeting regarding the BARC Connects fiber project for residents in Birdfield, Country Club and Providence Hill has been reschedu..

BARC Connects has completed engineering & design to bring broadband services (including high-speed Internet, phone and TV) to Lexington residents in the Birdfield, Country Club and Providence ..

Shorter days and a nip in the air signify the arrival of autumn and the season of harvest in the Shenandoah Valley. Despite the significant impacts from rainfall with one of the wettest years on r..

BARC is excited to announce beginning October 1, 2018 BB&T branches in BARC service areas will accept in-person payments for both BARC Electric and BARC Connects. You are not required to be a ..

For Immediate Release Contact: Tish Blackwell, 800-846-2272 ( BARC Connects continues fiber construction along Greenhouse Road Rockbri..

We hope everyone had a safe and relaxing Labor Day weekend. Though summer is coming to a close, work on BARC’s fiber project continues to push forward in Rockbridge County. We have experienc..

As we reach the midpoint of summer, crews continue to build drops and connect customers from Kerr’s Creek all the way to the Raphine area. In addition, we are moving steadily along our plann..

For Immediate Release Contact: Tish Blackwell, 800-846-2272 ( BARC Connects brings RCPS online with high-speed Internet service Millboro, VA &ndas..

Attention BARC Connects Television Subscribers: Be sure to take advantage of the HBO/MAX July Free Preview: Friday, July 6th through Monday, July 9th. Enjoy the premieres of Sharp Objec..

We hope everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July! Though the summer sun is beginning to sizzle, our crews are keeping pace with construction on the fiber build and customers continue to get conne..

Summer is arriving in the Valley, and with the changing season come changes in our deployment of fiber to you. We know our customers are eager to be connected to our Ultra-Fast Internet (http://..

Our crews are happy to see the sun again after the seemingly endless amount of rainfall we’ve received lately. While the rain has impaired our ability to pick up the construction pace on our..


BARC’s service area in the Shenandoah Valley is one of the most beautiful pastoral regions in the Commonwealth. But like most rural areas without reliable broadband service, we see challenge..

Your customer experience is our Number 1 focus. Because we value your time, your trust, and your business, BARC Connects ( will always be transparent about scheduled i..

Construction continues on our broadband project and new customers continue to spring up along our fiber network around Rockbridge County. While many of you are aware of the high-speed internet pac..

Monday, April 16, 2018 For Immediate Release For further information, contact: Tish Blackwell 800-846-2272 Representatives of..

There’s a lot of excitement here at BARC Connects ( as we begin activating customers with high-speed internet. As we work to narrow the “digital divide,&rd..

Dear BARC Connects Subscribers: As you start to venture outside after a seemingly endless winter, you will notice an increased presence of fiber crews springing into action. As we continue to..

As Amy Rees Anderson said in a November 2012 Forbes Magazine article, “If I could teach only one value to live by, it would be this: Success will come and go, but integrity is forever. Integ..

BARC Electric Cooperative Delivers a World-Class Broadband Experience with Calix Mesh-Enhanced Carrier Class Wi-Fi and Calix Cloud Connecting 13,000 members across five Virginia counties..

Dear BARC Connects Subscribers: Spring is upon us, and high-speed Internet is starting to bloom in the county. This month we have connected our first BARC Connects customers!!! As crews..

Happy New Year BARC Connects subscribers! Fiber construction and in-home installs are really going to start ramping up now that we are through the holidays. Construction is nearly complete on..

As you may have heard, the FCC is currently working to undo “Net neutrality.” In fact, the vote to repeal Net neutrality is scheduled for December 14. We want to take a moment to expl..

It has now been about a month since fiber construction commenced, and we thought this was a good time to provide our subscribers with an update on how things are progressing. Our contract cr..


From the beginning, we designed BARC Connects to be a different kind of Internet service provider. First off, our sole focus is on providing a superior customer experience. Nothing will ever be mo..

With construction on our fiber project starting next week, this is a quick reminder that free service drops are still available to customers in the eligible phase 1 area. The free service drop pr..


Soft Launch on RANA We have achieved another milestone in our efforts to bring world-class Internet to your doorstep. Starting this week, BARC Connects is officially in “beta mode&rdqu..

BARC is now underway on a major project to provide high-speed Internet, TV, and telephone service to all its members. We often discuss what we are doing, but rarely answer why we are doing it. He..

Dear BARC Connects subscribers: By far the most frequent question we get these days is "when am I getting fiber?" Everyone is very eager to get fiber-to-the-home, and we are equally as e..

We have great news for BARC Connects' subscribers! Because so many people are choosing to bundle their Internet with phone and/or cable TV service, we are now able to increase the bundle discount..

Below are three of the most common questions we have received so far. We will continue to update this post with additional questions as they come in, so please check back for updates. ..

Our fiber-to-the-home pre-sale has officially begun! We offer two convenient ways to sign up for service before construction begins. For those who wish to self-serve online, head to our Custo..

We have big news. The moment we have all been waiting for is finally upon us…the BARC Connects fiber-to-the-home pre-sale will officially begin on Monday, July 10! Yes, that is right. Start..