Affordable, reliable, high-speed internet access is becoming a critical need for families and businesses. I'm working hard to remove barriers that are hindering expansion of this service in our communities.
Here are some Broadband bills I filed in the last couple of years:
- 2020: HB 979 Utility easements; pole attachments.
- 2019: HB2573 Utility easements; pole attachments.
- 2018: HB656 Telecommunications; Dept. of Historic Resources to convene work group to examine Sect. 106 review.
- 2018: HB1283 Utility easements; pole attachments.
On August 15, 2018, I gave a presentation on HB1283 at the Virginia Broadband Advisory Council meeting.
While HB656 did not pass in 2018, it led to ongoing meetings and coordination between Loudoun County and DHR staff; one provider recently told me "As an applicant, we continue to see great strides by DHR in this area and are grateful for everyone’s efforts and support."
Another important piece of rural broadband legislation I supported was my Loudoun County colleague Randy Minchew's 2016 legislation HB912 Transportation, Department of; installation of broadband conduit on public highways.
In May, 2019, Purcellville Mayor Kwasi Frazeer and I hosted a Broadband Town Hall meeting. The handout from this meeting is here.
One critical issue that has been hindering rural broadband efforts around the country is lack of realistic maps of where people are served or not. In very exciting recent news, Virginia has a head-start on other states, because the Commonwealth was one of two states in a groundbreaking new mapping process. More information on the mapping pilot program is here.
Local Broadband Providers:
33rd District Local government's broadband information pages are here:
Here are some providers which serve parts of the 33rd District (please let us know if we're missing any):
Wired Broadband & Cable TV Service Providers (Video, Internet, Voice)
Verizon FiOS Loudoun Service Map (PDF)
Wireless Residential & Business Broadband and Metro-Ethernet Providers
All Points Broadband
Sugarloaf Network serves a limited area in northern Loudoun County.
Phone: 855-698-3534, ext.502
Telegia serves a limited area in the 20180 zip code.
Visual Link Internet
Visual Link serves a limited area in western Loudoun County.
Virginia Air Networks
Satellite TV & Internet Services Providers
DSL Service Providers
Visual Link Internet