Survey Shows Lack of High-Speed Internet Providers in Central Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A majority of people living in central Virginia say they have a reliable internet connection, but many of them think providers are in short supply.
Survey panel BeHeardCVA, in conjunction with the Weldon Cooper Center at the University of Virginia surveyed people in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson, and Greene counties about their internet availability and usage.
Nearly 90% of respondents rated their connection speeds at least acceptable. However, nearly 73% of people living outside the urban ring around Charlottesville perceived a shortage of high-speed internet providers.
The survey also found more young people are ditching landlines and traditional television for cellular or online communication and video streaming. The full report can be seen below and a breakdown of the results can been found here.