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The Region 2000 Business and Economic Development Alliance and Region 2000 Technology Council convened over 70 regional key leaders and stakeholders for a Broadband Summit on June 11, 2015. Access and availability of high-speed internet has continued to be identified as a critical area impacting regional growth and competitiveness.

The summit included remarks from Delegate Kathy Byron, Chair of Virginia’s Broadband Advisory Committee; an informative presentation from Sandie Terry, Broadband Program Coordinator for Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology; panel on The Future Technology Impact on Business and Education; Internet Service Provider Panel and a best practice presentation from the Bedford County Economic Development Office and Broadband Advisory Committee. Broadband co-sponsors included Mid-Atlantic Broadband and Wells Fargo Bank with additional corporate sponsors of Lumos Networks, Shentel, and the Center for Innovative Technology.

Broadband Summit presentations and locality maps are electronically available on the Region 2000 Technology Council Website site at http://www.techcouncil.us/2015-region-2000-broadband-summit/

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