Earlier this month, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe recognized the community of Roanoke and the Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority (RVBA) for their work in bringing better connectivity to the region. McAuliffe presented the Governor’s Technology Award at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) in Richmond on September 7th.
The award recognizes the project because it has improved government service delivery and efficiency. In addition to serving local government, the network provides high-quality connectivity for businesses, offering affordable dark fiber, transport service, and dedicated Internet service. Christopher spoke with President and CEO Frank Smith about the network in episode #221 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast.
In a Facebook press release, Smith said:
“We are honored to be recognized by the state for the work we're doing to ensure the Roanoke Valley continues to be a great place to live, work, and start or grow a technology business. This affirms that as a community we have found yet another creative way to ensure our region is competitive on the national scene.”
Congrats to the RVBA and the Roanoke Valley!