Line Extension Customer Assistance Program (LECAP)

LECAP is designed to extend broadband networks in rural communities and bring high speed internet connections to those homes with low to moderate incomes.

Who benefits from LECAP?

EMPOWER will cover up to 500 feet of the cost to extend broadband service from the main service line to the customer’s home. Service extensions in excess of 500 feet will be charged $6.00 per foot to the customer. If the measurement is over 500 feet, this is when LECAP funds can be requested by the customer.


LECAP will cover 100% of the cost of extending broadband service to qualifying households. Eligibility is determined by annual household income and adjusted based on where you live.

How do I apply?

For more information about LECAP and to complete the LECAP application, visit

What do I do if I am approved?

If you qualify for LECAP funding, please reach out to us at (434) 372-6156 so that we can proceed with bringing world-class broadband service to your home.