The Office

Headquarters Address:

2000 Kraft Drive, Suite 2200
Blacksburg, Virginia, 24060

Phone: 540-951-4400

Email: info at

Business Hours

Monday - Friday: 8am to 5pm (EST)
Saturday, Sunday - Closed
Call us on weekdays up until 5 PM Pacific Time

Design Nine at a glance

Design Nine provides visionary broadband network planning, design, and build out services to our clients.

We have over ninety years of combined staff experience with community telecom and Internet fiber and broadband planning, design, maintenance and management -- more than any other company in the United States. We offer a full range of broadband and Internet  planning, design, and project management expertise and start-to-finish infrastructure services. 


Design Nine is prepared to help, no matter the size of your community, or the stage of your project.

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The skills and experience of Design Nine staff and consultants includes hands-on management of community broadband networks, the design and implementation of both fiber and wireless systems, and ongoing network operations.

Our staff capabilities go far beyond the design and specification of the physical network.

Our staff will also work with your project to identify the appropriate organizational and legal structure needed to support and sustain the project long after the build out phase.

We also have financial analysts and a wide variety of business modeling tools that will help assemble the business case your project needs to obtain grants, borrow money, or work with your financing sources.

Our senior staff have been involved with community broadband since the early eighties--longer than any other firm in the United States.

Community broadband systems require specialized designs and specialized business and legal planning. Design Nine specializes in community broadband design, and can help manage your project from early phase planning through construction, testing, and operations. More information about Design Nine's founder, Dr. Andrew Cohill, is available here.

About Design Nine, Inc.

Design Nine projects have included the award-winning nDanville municipal open network, The Wired Road open access network, New Hampshire FastRoads, Rockbridge Area Network Authority network, the City of Eagan, Minnesota open access network, and over two hundred other planning efforts for communities in more than twenty-two states, Canada, and the Caribbean. The senior leadership of Design Nine has extensive, hands-on experience designing and managing telecommunications and broadband systems.

Questions about your project? You should contact us today.