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Commonwealth Connection: Virginia's Broadband Service Mapping and Analysis Tool

The need for access to broadband is at an all-time high. The ability to grow a business, engage in virtual learning opportunities, and have the ability to reach telehealth opportunities all hinge on access to high-speed internet connectivity. The Commonwealth Connection, Virginia’s broadband availability map and analysis tool offers a new look to service availability in the Commonwealth and sheds light on which areas have access to this critical infrastructure.

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The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has launched a statewide broadband availability map indicating broadband coverage, including maximum broadband speeds available in service territories in the Commonwealth. Broadband service providers are required to submit updated service territory data to the Department annually. 

 

Broadband Availability Map

Section P of Item 114 of Chapter 552, 2021 Acts of Assembly, 2021 Special Session I, commonly known as the Budget Bill, directs the Department of Housing and Community Development to develop a statewide broadband availability map indicating broadband coverage, including maximum broadband speeds available in service territories in the Commonwealth. As directed in the Budget Bill, all broadband service providers shall be required to submit updated service territory data to the Department annually, containing the locations to which they provide broadband service. DHCD is in the process of creating this map and expects the map will be available in Spring 2022.


Internet Service Provider Service Territory Data Submission Guidelines

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has released guidelines for the Virginia Broadband Availability Map - Internet Service Provider Service Territory Data Submission Process. In accordance with these guidelines, internet service providers must submit coverage data by December 15, 2021. A link to the data submission portal will be released by November 15, 2021.

DHCD will reopened the submission window for first-time and corrected submissions from February 14 to February 18. Please contact the Office of Broadband and Center for Geospatial Information Technology at the email addresses listed on this webpage for any questions regarding the submission process.

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