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Governor seeks input on broadband gaps

May 26, 2016

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday, May 24, 2016, a new statewide initiative to better understand where Virginia has the largest gaps in broadband coverage.  The Governor announced the initiative at a ceremony to sign House Bill 912, which clarifies and improves the process for installing communications infrastructure, benefiting rural communities.  The new initiative, RUOnlineVA, provides a platform for Virginia residents and businesses to notify the Commonwealth whether or not they have access to broadband Internet connections.

RUOnlineVA is a key component of the Governor’s overall strategy to increase connectivity throughout the Commonwealth.  House Bill 912 makes it easier to put telecommunications infrastructure in the rights-of-way for state-maintained roads.  In addition to these components, the Governor’s budget includes $2.5 million for the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative, which provides funding for infrastructure expansion in unserved areas of the Commonwealth.

You can find the full press release, here.

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