Herndon, VA, Oct. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), in partnership with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s BroadbandUSA Program, will host the Virginia Broadband Summit in Roanoke, Virginia on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.

The Summit will focus on engaging with Virginia’s public and private stakeholders to accelerate broadband connectivity, improve digital inclusion, and support local priorities. The Summit will provide information on topics including local broadband planning, funding and engagement with service providers. Speakers and attendees from Virginia, federal agencies and across the country will come together to explore ways to facilitate the expansion of broadband capacity, access and utilization. The Summit will take place at the Roanoke South County Library and will feature an agenda full of engaging speakers, panels and lively discussion:

  • 8:00 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. - Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 8:45 a.m. - The Power of Partnerships: Working Together to Strengthen Broadband Infrastructure
  • 10:15 a.m. - Planning a Community Broadband Roadmap
  • 11:30 a.m. - Lunch Break
  • 12:30 p.m. - Proactive Broadband Planning
  • 2:15 p.m. - Broadband Programs and Funding Opportunities
  • 3:15 p.m. - What Does the Future Hold for Virginia Broadband?

The event is open to the public but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Registration information, meeting updates, including changes in the agenda, and relevant documents will be available online. For additional information, please visit the Virginia Broadband Summit website, https://broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/VirginiaBroadbandSummit2018.


About the Center for Innovative Technology, www.cit.org

Since 1985, CIT, a nonprofit corporation, has been Virginia’s primary driver of innovation and entrepreneurship. CIT accelerates the next generation of technology and technology companies through commercialization, capital formation, market development and revenue generation services. To facilitate national innovation leadership and accelerate the rate of technology adoption, CIT creates partnerships between innovative technology start-up companies and advanced technology consumers. CIT’s CAGE Code is 1UP71. To learn more, please visit www.cit.org.  Follow CIT on Twitter @CITorg and add the Center for Innovative Technology on LinkedIn and Facebook.


Kevin May
Center for Innovative Technology