Projects continue to work to broaden broadband access in Louisa, Orange counties
LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Projects are working to expand broadband access to people across Louisa and Orange counties.
Rebecca Watts, who serves on the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Workforce and Education Executive Committee and as Regional VP of the Northeast Region for the Western Governors University, says the impact of broadband access goes beyond just students. It also affects learners of all ages and teachers, because this expansion needs to be a priority.
“It does need to be accelerated because every day, every week, every month that goes by that a learner of any age doesn’t have access is a day of loss learning for that person,” Watts said Monday, February 13.
Watts says getting this infrastructure in place is the first step.
The next is to figure out who will be responsible for maintaining it in the longer term.
- Orange Co. working to expand broadband access
- Orange County receives almost $2 million in CARES funding for broadband improvements
- Broadband authority fighting to provide high-speed internet to more parts of Orange Co.
- Louisa County gets update on broadband project
- Louisa County announces partnership to bring internet to all homes and businesses by 2025
- Louisa County sending out surveys to gauge household broadband access
- CVEC expanding broadband access across central Virginia
- Louisa Co. announces broadband equipment update
- Louisa County Board of Supervisors vote to commit $15 million to expand internet access
- Louisa Co. working towards more reliable internet to help students
- Broadband internet access headed to rural areas of central Virginia
- CARES Act funding to help bring fiber internet to rural communities
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