VACo County Pulse Podcast

Connecting the Commonwealth – Expanding Broadband Access in Virginia

December 11, 2019 Virginia Association of Counties
VACo County Pulse Podcast
Connecting the Commonwealth – Expanding Broadband Access in Virginia
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VACo County Pulse Podcast
Connecting the Commonwealth – Expanding Broadband Access in Virginia
Dec 11, 2019
Virginia Association of Counties

Access to affordable broadband is an essential component of modern life. The impacts of connecting individuals and communities to the internet range from increased economic development, improved student outcomes, and a more vibrant and engaged society. Providing adequate financial assistance to counties to build the necessary telecommunications infrastructure to deploy universal affordable access to internet for all, particularly underserved and rural areas is a priority of VACo. 

Evan Feinman, Chief Broadband Advisor for Governor Ralph Northam and Executive Director of the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, and Courtney Dozier, Chief Deputy at Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and Deputy Broadband Advisor, join VACo’s Jeremy Bennett to discuss broadband access and expansion through the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) and other means of support.

Resources/News referenced:
Commonwealth Connect Coalition Website: https://www.commonwealthconnect.virginia.gov/

Show Notes

Access to affordable broadband is an essential component of modern life. The impacts of connecting individuals and communities to the internet range from increased economic development, improved student outcomes, and a more vibrant and engaged society. Providing adequate financial assistance to counties to build the necessary telecommunications infrastructure to deploy universal affordable access to internet for all, particularly underserved and rural areas is a priority of VACo. 

Evan Feinman, Chief Broadband Advisor for Governor Ralph Northam and Executive Director of the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, and Courtney Dozier, Chief Deputy at Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and Deputy Broadband Advisor, join VACo’s Jeremy Bennett to discuss broadband access and expansion through the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) and other means of support.

Resources/News referenced:
Commonwealth Connect Coalition Website: https://www.commonwealthconnect.virginia.gov/