The Board of Supervisors will soon appoint members of a new Broadband Advisory Committee that will go to work in January 2020.
The scope of the committee will include:
Reviewing existing maps and working with service providers to attempt to identify inaccuracies and recommend a method or methods to obtain information to correct the inaccuracies. The maps to be reviewed are the Federal Communications Commission Fixed Broadband Deployment Map and the Center for Innovative Technology Virginia Broadband Availability Map
Determining what infrastructure currently exists and how it can be leveraged to expand the improve service
Developing practical solutions for serving the unserved and unserved areas of the County and prioritizing these solutions
Preparing a final report and making a presentation to the Board of Supervisors.
The Board expects to appoint two members to serve on the committee at its November 13 meeting. Five citizens who possess applicable expertise in the appropriate fields are expected to be appointed at the Board’s December 11 meeting.
The five citizens will be expected to have expertise will be expected in the following fields:
Wired Internet Service provision
Wireless Internet Service provision
Broadband infrastructure and tools available to support the project
The committee will begin meeting in January 2020 and is expected to report back to the Board by its final meeting in December 2020.
To express interest in serving on the committee, please email [email protected] by November 25, 2019. Please include your name and contact information as well as your qualifications in the above fields within your message.