eCorridors - enhancing communities with the speed of light
Virginia Tech
Network Overview
A major component of the eCorridors approach is widespread deployment of fiber-optic backbone infrastructure paired with an array of broadband last-mile technologies to every community that enable every citizen and business to be not just consumers, but producers of network content and services. Such a "producer network" infrastructure will create a level playing field for Virginia communities to participate in the global, ecommerce marketplace and to leverage opportunities for greater quality of life, healthcare, and educational enhancement. There is no "one-size-fits-all" solution for the technologies, business case, or applications that will prove most successful for individual communities. Rather, each community must be the driver for the development of a suite of solutions that fits their geography, areas of economic emphasis, and interests of its citizens most appropriately. eCorridors exists to facilitate a dialog among Virginia municipalities and private sector providers to discover mutual interests and innovative means of collaborating to achieve common goals. The overall objective is to ensure that the state of Virginia remains positioned as a technology leader for its businesses and its citizens now and in the future.
News Archive
Award-winning Accelerate Virginia
09/26/11 - Governor's Technology Awards External Site
Accelerate Virginia has won a Governor's Technology Award for IT as Economic Development Driver. The award recognizes the innovative use of technology to promot...
Hark! Students to Accelerate Virginia by testing their Internet speed this holiday break
12/15/10 - Accelerate Virginia External Site
While winter break brings a welcome reprieve from the demands of schoolwork and exams, it can also bring frustrations to those of us who must leave our lightnin...
Virginia residents contribute to broadband map
10/18/10 - Virginia Tech News External Site
An innovative broadband mapping application developed by Virginia Tech faculty members continues to receive national attention as the federal government identi...
New Online Survey to Benchmark Virginia Business and Household Broadband Usage
07/23/10 - External Site
The Virginia Tech eCorridors program is supporting an assessment of broadband access to determine the ways in which businesses are connecting to, and using broa...