- Report Published -
|Broadband Activities in the Commonwealth: An Annual Status Report|
|Broadband Advisory Council|
|§ 2.2-2699.4 (5.)|
|The Commonwealth of Virginia released a detailed broadband availability map in July 2011. A new interactive health information technology (IT) map was released in the fall, as well as maps displaying e-commerce activities around the state. National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s grants are being used to improve the broadband infrastructure in underserved communities in the Appalachian region and Eastern Virginia.|
Despite these successes, we have not reached our goal of providing affordable, high-speed internet access to all Virginians. It is essential for people in the Commonwealth to have access to reliable broadband services to participate in distance learning, teleworking, telemedicine and other activities that will revolutionize the way people are educated, work, and receive healthcare. Broadband ensures that all citizens will have the opportunity to participate in the global economy.
The Commonwealth of Virginia and its partners are committed to bring affordable broadband to all Virginians. The report highlights the initiatives and activities that have occurred in the past year.