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Virginia Resources

A full list of national and state resources can be downloaded here: Full List of Resources.

Center for Innovative Technology (CIT)

CIT is the only resource in the Commonwealth that offers a “holistic” supply and demand approach to solving the broadband equation. The current mission of CIT’s Broadband Program is to “accelerate the socio-economic growth of Virginia’s rural and underserved areas through the application and use of broadband telecommunications.” This bold mission statement emphasizes the idea that the true value of broadband telecommunications infrastructure is derived from the applications that traverse its capacity, not the mere existence of the infrastructure. In keeping with its mission, CIT is assisting communities across Virginia planning network deployments.

 

Center for Geospatial Information Technology (CGIT)

CGIT is an interdisciplinary center that stands ready to partner with university researchers, government agencies, and the private sector to research and develop advanced uses of geospatial technologies. CGIT has partnered with CIT to create the Broadband Planning and Analysis Toolbox in order to assist localities in broadband planning.

 

eCorridors at Virginia Tech

Since 2000, eCorridors has conducted research on broadband availability, deployment, adoption, and usage in support of its mission to facilitate and promote the ability for every person, organization, and community in Virginia and beyond to have the capability, at a reasonable cost, to produce and access high volume information and services in the networked world. eCorridors creates competitive advantage by facilitating the deployment of advanced technology infrastructure and applications leveraging inter-regional connectivity for, and collaboration among, communities.

 

Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

VDHCD offers block grants to communities for both planning and implementation of telecommunications efforts, allowing communities to identify and develop all elements necessary to create a successful community broadband network. Funds are distributed to eligible communities on a first-come, first-serve basis, and implementation grant focus on ‘last-mile’ installations.

 

Virginia STAR

The Virginia Student Training and Refurbishment Program (Virginia STAR or VA STAR) is a state-wide program that teaches students to refurbish surplus computer hardware from government agencies and private companies. The refurbished computers are donated to families, organizations, and school districts in need.

 

Virginia Electronic Commerce Technology Center (VECTEC)

Vectec is a non-profit eCommerce center partnered with the Virginia Industry Foundation. Our mission is to promote economic competitiveness and development by sponsoring, developing and implementing eCommerce activities for primarily small to medium sized businesses.

 

Virginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN)

VGIN was established in 1997 in Virginia Code to “foster the creative utilization of geographic information and oversee the development of a catalog of GIS data available in the Commonwealth.

 

Virginia HIT Regional Assistance Center – (VHIT)

VHIT offers affordable access to electronic health record systems, as well as a wide range of valuable consulting services, from assessing needs and selecting a vendor, to managing system implementation and implementing workflow changes that improve clinical performance and efficiency.

 

Virtual Virginia

As a program of the Virginia Department of Education, Virtual Virginia (VVa) offers online Advanced Placement (AP®), world language, core academic, and elective courses to students across the Commonwealth and nation. Virtual Virginia is committed to providing high-quality, rigorous course content with the flexibility to meet schools’ and students’ varied schedules. Virtual learning is the new frontier in today’s educational institutions. The technology of the 21st century provides a unique opportunity for educators to reach students who want the experience of online courses.

 

Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission

The TICRC’s Economic Development and Special Projects programs fund projects that bring technology solutions, including affordable open access, high-speed connectivity to economic development sites in the tobacco-region counties of Virginia.

 

Virginia Resources Authority

Virginia Resources Authority tailors low-cost financing solutions that take advantage of unique capabilities to issue bonds backed by the moral obligation of the Commonwealth and to make revolving fund loans at below-market interest rates. Its mission encompasses financing infrastructure in the areas of environmental quality, public health, wireless broadband telecommunications, transportation, economic development, brownfields remediation, and public safety.

 

Appalachian Regional Commission

The Appalachian Regional Commission is a federal-state-local partnership that works with the people of Appalachia to create opportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life. Each year ARC provides funding for several hundred projects in the Appalachian Region, in areas such as business development, education and job training, telecommunications, infrastructure, community development, housing, and transportation. These projects create thousands of new jobs; improve local water and sewer systems; increase school readiness; expand access to health care; assist local communities with strategic planning; and provide technical and managerial assistance to emerging businesses.

 

Virginia Telehealth Network

VTN devotes its resources to advancing the adoption, implementation and integration of telehealth and related technologies into models of healthcare statewide, and promotes the integration of health systems to support the delivery of care for all Virginians. In carrying out its work, the Virginia Telehealth Network is involved in many activities that are linked to priorities such as: resource-sharing, education, quality improvement via technology, development of model policies, procedures and protocols to address implementation barriers.

 

Wireless E-911 Services Board at VITA

An organization that operates under the Virginia Information Technologies Agency, the Wireless E-911 Services Board plans, promotes and offers assistance in the statewide development, deployment, and maintenance of enhanced wireless emergency telecommunications services and technologies; and in the development and deployment of enhanced wireline emergency telecommunications services and technologies.

 

Interoperability in Virginia

The State Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC) and Initiative Actions Teams (IAT) work on implementing the initiatives contained in the annually updated Statewide Strategic Plan for Interoperable Communications.

 

State Education Policy Center (SEPC)

SEPC is a database of state policies related to education and technology curated by the State Educational Technology Directors Association.

 

Connecting Virginia: The economic benefits to expanding advanced broadband internet access.

“Connecting Virginia” is a study released by the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy in November 2011.