Virginia House Bill 2108 – VA Broadband Deployment Act
and Its Substitute in the Form of An Amendment
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As noted in our 2017 Legislative Agenda, the Alexandria Chamber has a strong interest in the future of broadband in our City and supports Alexandria’s municipal broadband program as the right solution to expand the City’s communications infrastructure amid significant competitive headwinds. As such, we strongly oppose the HB2108 (the “VA Broadband Deployment Act”) and its proposed amendment which, despite its name, will restrict broadband options in both rural and urban communities across Virginia. (more…)