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For Immediate Release: August 30, 2018

Kendall Miller
Principal Lead
Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
Tel: (757) 420-8300
Fax: (757) 523-4881

Celebrating Progress in Connecting the Region:
First Interconnection of Regional Fiber Ring to Support Region of Smart Cities
On Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 9:00 AM, the Hampton Roads Regional Planning District Commission (HRPDC) in partnership with the Regional Broadband Steering Committee, elected officials from the cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach and representatives of Old Dominion University and Virginia Wesleyan University will announce the first connection point to the Regional Ring, a fiber optic backbone system that will connect all five Southside cities to the transatlantic cable landings.
This unified government network will reduce costs, bolster economic development, accommodate higher education facilities, and support the development of smart communities.
The press conference will take place on the green rooftop of the Greer Environmental Services Center (GESC)  building located at 5817 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach.  In the event of rain or high winds, the event will be held at the GESC Atrium
Click HERE for a PDF of the location map below.
About the HRPDC: The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC), one of 21 Planning District Commissions in the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a regional organization representing this area's seventeen local governments. The HRPDC represents over 1.7 million people in the localities of Hampton Roads, Virginia, including the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg, the town of Smithfield, and the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Southampton, Surry, and York.    
Green Rooftop
Greer Environmental Services Center
  Virginia Wesleyan University Campus
5817 Wesleyan Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23455 
Wednesday September 5, 2018 9:00 AM 
Contact Information 
Kendall Miller
Principal Lead
Keith Cannady  
Deputy Exec.Director