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2016

December 2016 — CIT Releases Virginia’s 2016 RUOnlineVA Broadband Demand Report. Check out the report.
July 2016 —  CIT releases the 2016 Virginia Library Assessment providing a view of our libraries from the broadband perspective. Read the assessment
May 2016 — Governor McAuliffe announces CIT's crowdsourcing initiative to map broadband access in Virginia. Read more
March 2016 — CIT releases case study on iGo Technology, Inc and their new proposed broadband project in southwest Virginia. Check it out
January 2016 — CIT releases case study of Declaration Networks highlighting their success on the eastern shore of Virginia. Check it out

2015

September 2015 — 2016 Business Tax Credit for Telework Application Period Begins September 1, 2015 and ends October 31, 2015. If your business is planning to implement a new or expand an existing telework program for employees in 2016, your business may be eligible for a Virginia business tax credit up to $50,000. Learn more and download an application form.
July 2015 — CIT releases a whitepaper for broadband expansion in Virginia and companion infographic. Find both documents here
July 2015 — Gig.U releases “The Next Generation Network Connectivity Handbook” with critical information for communities looking to improve their broadband. Read the handbook
February 2015 — CIT, in partnership with the Virginia Library Association, has completed an assessment of Virginia libraries and broadband. Read the report
February 2015 — Appomattox County Public Schools has partnered with the county to provide broadband access to students after school hours. Read the case study: Appomattox Public Schools Case Study
January 2015 — The FCC is publishing new rules in the Federal Register for changing antennas on EXISTING towers, and there are timelines you need to know about!!  (Publishing in the Federal Register means the rules will go into effect as soon as April 8, 2015). You can find the full FCC ruling here:  Wireless Infrastructure Report and Order

2014

October 2014 — The FCC is providing 100 million dollars to fund rural broadband experiments to eligible census blocks to deliver broadband and voice services. The funding provides a total annual amount for up to 10 years. Full information available here. Don’t miss this opportunity to deliver services to under-served areas. The application filing date has been announced – more information at the FCC website.
September 2014 — CIT is working with the Planning District Commissions to facilitate regional broadband initiatives.   If you are interested in starting a regional approach to expanding broadband to citizens and businesses, please contact us and let us help!
March 2014 — CIT announces regional broadband workshops to assist the underserved communities with guidance and resources to expand broadband access. Read the press release for more information.
February 2014 — NIST Launches Cyber Security Framework that highlights best practices and standards for companies across the nation to better manage cyber risk. Visit the NIST website for more information.