In 1979 the Planning District Commission created the Cumberland Plateau Company (CPC), a Virginia non-stock, not-for-profit corporation for the purpose of owning real property, raising funds, and performing other activities not prohibited by Virginia laws.

More recently the Cumberland Plateau Company has turned its attention to the high-tech infrastructure of the four county region. Partnering with Bristol Virginia Utility's OptiNet service in 2004 to form CPC Optinet, the Company has obtained over $37 million in 100 percent grant funding for the construction of 700 miles of fiber optic broadband backbone that is now serving almost 900 industrial, commercial, governmental and educational institutions in the region. These customers, including Northrup Grumman, Sykes, Pyott-Boone and Dickenson County Public Schools, are employing thousands of people and/or enhancing K-12 opportunities for students.

In addition, the PDC partnered with the Virginia Coalfield Coalition and Lenowisco PDC to obtain $14.5 million in public funding to create a Wireless 4G network in the seven coalfield counties. Private investment from the private carrier was approximately $9 million.


Cumberland Plateau Company
Serving Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, and Tazewell Counties in Virginia