Affordable broadband coming to more of Virginia

Governor Youngkin announced yesterday, Friday, September 1st,  the release of his plans for closing the digital divide.

The plans outline the strategies for connecting Virginians to high-speed, affordable broadband.

It will allow Virginia to access its $1.48 billion federal allocation to deploy high-speed internet to areas without broadband.

The 5-Year Plan falls under the Federal Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act.

These funds will be prioritized to reach the unserved homes, businesses and community anchors in the Commonwealth that do not yet have broadband. 

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News Maker Todd Jones on the latest on Broadband

First it’s a busy weekend full of Labor day festivities in Warren County.

We spoke with Warren County Director of Technology Todd Jones about it in our weekly visit in our latest news maker.

News makers are brought to you by Warren County Together We are Community.

Todd first tells us about some of the activities this weekend.

He also tells us that at the next Warren County Board of Supervisors meeting Sept. 6 they  will focus on the latest on the Broadband initiative for the county.

Todd also teases a little bit about the 50th anniversary of the Festival of Leaves in Oct..

Click here for Todd’s interview.

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LFCC – LRCC Welcomes Broadband

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The more than $95 million in broadband expansion in the Northern Shenandoah Valley is a welcome boon for Lord Fairfax Community

College as it brings fiber broadband to more than 40,000 locations. The college considers this critical to succeed in higher education for the modern

college student. The Vice President for Student Service and Academic Support Dr. Caroline Wood praised the broadband expansion

as a needed and welcomed commodity.

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