Upcoming broadband conference focuses on increasing internet access

October 5, 2018

On October 30, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s BroadbandUSA Program, in partnership with Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology, will host the Virginia Broadband Summit in Roanoke at the South County Library. The purpose of the Summit is to engage the public and stakeholders with information to accelerate broadband connectivity, improve digital inclusion, and support local priorities. The Summit will provide information on topics including local broadband planning, funding and engagement with service providers. Speakers and attendees from Virginia, federal agencies and across the country will come together to explore ways to facilitate the expansion of broadband capacity, access and utilization. The Virginia Broadband Summit is open to the public. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Registration information, meeting updates, including changes in the agenda, and relevant documents will be available on NTIA’s website at Virginia Broadband Summit – Partnerships for Connecting the Commonwealth. For more information, contact: BroadbandUSAevents@ntia.doc.gov.

VACo Members will have a prominent role at the Virginia Broadband Summit. The following are scheduled to speak –

Jeff Stoke | Prince George County Deputy County Administrator
Eric Workman | Bland County Administrator
Bryan David | Orange County Administrator
Carl Boggess | Bedford County Administrator

VACo General Counsel Phyllis Errico will moderate a breakout discussion.

Click here to see the Virginia Broadband Summit Agenda.

VACo Contact: Joe Lerch, AICP

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