Our learning initiatives focus particularly on the general public; state and national policymakers, and communities in rural regions.
The eCorridors website www.ecorridors.vt.edu is available to the general public and is our primary education vehicle. The site links to other notable community networks throughout the U.S. and provides access to research papers, presentations; legislative and policy materials; news and other information related to economic development through the use of advanced network infrastructure. The website also serves as a clearinghouse for emerging initiatives and focus areas and provides access to interactive tools like the Community Broadband Map and speed test.
Our team counsels policymakers about the impacts of rules and legislation on the availability and affordability of broadband network access; on technology and telecommunications policies that impact higher education; and on network security concerns and opportunities.
We are often contacted by localities seeking assistance in developing strategies for enhancing broadband network access for businesses and citizens, often as part of their economic development effort. Emergency services organizations also participate in learning initiatives aimed at identifying, testing, and proving technologies for emergency communications and disaster recovery.