To facilitate and promote the ability for every person, organization, and community in Virginia and beyond to have the capability, at a reasonable cost, to produce and access high volume information and services in the networked world.
Underpinning the new economy is access to advanced information and network technology infrastructure. Its driving force is creativity and inventiveness and new knowledge, all enabled and multiplied by technological advantages in access to the right information, producers, and consumers at the right time.» Rationale
Access to advanced communications and network infrastructure has become critical for ensuring economic competitiveness in today's global economy. Beyond standard telephone systems and basic Internet access, communities are suddenly finding that businesses and other stakeholders are making specific demands for access to fiber optic infrastructure with very explicit route diversity and fiber specification requirements. Communities with advanced fiber, wireless, and “next generation” Internet infrastructure will have a distinct competitive advantage. Those without such infrastructure will fall behind in ways that may not be recoverable over a period of decades (such as difficulty attracting and retaining sustainable job creation opportunities).» Overview
Glossary of Terms
This glossary should help you better understand much of the terminology used through this site and its working papers.» Glossary of Terms