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New River Valley PDC
Network Overview
The lack of available and affordable advanced telecommunication capacity and services in the NRV is the greatest barrier to the regions future social and economic well-being. As part of the strategy to promote economic development, educational and occupational opportunity, and health and safety initiatives in the New River Valley, the NRVPDC is leading an initiative to, design and deploy a public regional fiber optic network consisting of inter-county, intra-county, and local access points. Access to affordable advanced telecommunication infrastructure and services throughout the region is expected to create an economic engine for the New River Valley. The goal of this project is to attract and retain employers and employees, grow higher educational opportunities, support entrepreneurial spirit, foster community connectivity, improve emergency response and generally enhance the quality of life in the New River Valley region.
News Archive
Bedford County looks to broaden broadband
12/25/08 - The Roanoke Times External Site
County officials are interested in expanding broadband to promote economic development, but the best route has not yet been determined. The board of supervisors...
Public broadband link edges closer to reality
08/01/06 - The Roanoke Times External Site
FAIRLAWN -- An organization to create regional broadband Internet service throughout the New River Valley and beyond is on the verge of being established....
City offers Internet service
07/12/06 - The Roanoke Times External Site
RADFORD -- Radford will spend $1 million on the first of four planned deployments of Internet service for city residents. It will be the first municipality in ...
Technology could bring broadband Internet to region
02/22/06 - The Roanoke Times External Site
RADFORD -- The time may be coming when a New River Valley resident can open a laptop in the middle of town and immediately be on the Internet.

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