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Broadband Together May 16-17, 2024 - Registration now open!

Wednesday, March 6, 2024/Categories: News Board

Join us May 16-17 at the Hilton Short Pump for a conference about broadband. Connect with industry experts, learn from communities who are leading the way and work together to bridge the digital divide and leverage broadband opportunities for all of Virginia.

Learn more and register here >

Broadband benefits individuals and communities with- 

Education and Learning Opportunities

Broadband enables students to access online resources, virtual classrooms, and educational content. It levels the playing field, allowing learners from all backgrounds to thrive.

Healthcare and Telemedicine

Patients in rural areas can consult specialists, receive diagnoses, and manage chronic conditions without traveling long distances. Broadband facilitates remote monitoring, telehealth appointments, and timely access to medical information. It’s a lifeline for those who lack nearby healthcare facilities. 

Economic Empowerment & Innovation

Broadband opens doors to economic opportunities and fuels innovation. It allows entrepreneurs to launch online businesses, artisans to sell their crafts, and freelancers to collaborate across borders. Broadband can spark local economies by connecting businesses and industries to broader markets. 

Emergency Preparedness and Resilience

During natural disasters or emergencies, broadband becomes a lifeline. It enables communication, coordination, and access to critical information. Whether it’s alert systems, emergency services, or disaster response, broadband connectivity saves lives.