In the 21st century, our ability to access broadband plays a significant role in how we live, work and play. Virginia’s broadband industry is proud to connect our digital lives.
Broadband Association of Virginia (VCTA) members provide high-speed broadband connections to
households and businesses of all sizes, educational institutions, hospitals, data centers, nonprofit organizations and many of Virginia’s government and military facilities.
We are proud that Virginia is a leader in worldwide peak broadband speeds.
But, the need to connect continues. Our members work every day to expand broadband access for unserved populations in urban, suburban and rural areas of the Commonwealth. We build responsible, sustainable additions to Virginia’s fiber optic cable network – making our own investments and using existing infrastructure.
Investment in Virginia
We believe in Virginia and the enormous potential of our people, our schools and our businesses. That’s why the industry has invested more than $3.2 billion in the Virginia broadband cable network over the last eight years.
With access to the tools they need, like broadband, Virginians can build relationships, bring new business to the Commonwealth and meet the future of education.
In Virginia, the broadband cable industry:
Provides 2.6 million homes with access to broadband services
Has given 1,500 schools and libraries free wiring or cable service
Offers nearly 10,000 Wi-Fi hotspots
Delivers free cable service to hundreds of local government buildings
Serves 2.2 million customers
Employs 6,400+ people
Pays more than $330 million in wages each year
Contributes $100 million annually in communications sales and use taxes
Supports important causes with $16 million in free public service announcements each year
Access to broadband and the ability to use broadband-enabled technologies are essential in the business environment.
Both broadband cable and the technology it fuels have the power to transform teaching and learning in the 21st century.
Broadband promotes access to healthcare by extending the reach and training of health care professionals. Broadband is necessary for these transformations in four ways.
The VCTA has a finger on the pulse of what's happening across the broadband industry in Virginia, throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Our News page brings the latest to members and all interested Virginians, compiling media coverage on members and stories that impact the cable industry and the Commonwealth.
Visit our Keep Virginia Connected page
to see how VCTA members are keeping communities connected during
the COVID-19 crisis
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.
All VCTA members are participating in this program and will make the benefit available to those that qualify. Visit the FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit page for more information.