MBC and Microsoft partner to bring broadband access to Charlotte County

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News Source: http://www.thecharlottegazette.com/2015/11/04/mbc-brings-broadband-hopes/

Charlotte County Public Schools is currently working with Mid-Atlantic Broadband and Microsoft to bring wireless broadband to rural areas of the county.

According to Charlotte County Public Schools Superintendent Nancy Leonard, “Our school system is faced with real challenges of having our students and their families obtain affordable access to broadband internet services. Our instructional methods and technology continue to progress to

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Longwood University to host 2016 Vice-Presidential Debate

 

The VGA is proud to share this great news for our entire region!

Source: http://www.debate.longwood.edu

Once again, history will be made at Longwood.

The Commission on Presidential Debates has named Longwood to host the single vice‑presidential debate for the 2016 election. We will welcome the candidates to campus for the debate in Willett Hall on October 4, 2016 — with America and the world watching.

I believe that no campus in America could be more fitting for this remarkable and great responsibility in our democratic process. Having recently celebrated the 175th anniversary of our founding in 1839, we are among

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ACT, Greensville County and the City of Emporia Announce Partnership Designed to Boost Workforce

Through the support of the Southside Virginia Education Center Board of Directors, Greensville County and the City of Emporia have initiated a partnership with Iowa-based nonprofit ACT to become one of the first Certified Work Force Ready Communities in Virginia. Through a region-specific version of the ACT Work Ready Communities program, the certification will help the community create the infrastructure and policies that support local workforce development and training systems for existing and future clients.

Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Maurice Jones attended the kickoff vowing support from the

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MBC Acquires the Tower Services Division of Gamewood Technology Group, Inc.

Acquisition will enable growth in wireless infrastructure and services

South Boston, VA – June 24, 2015 – Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC), a leading non-profit wholesale network transport provider in Southern Virginia, today announced that it has successfully acquired the Tower Services Division of Gamewood Technology Group, Inc.  MBC will establish a new wholly owned subsidiary, MBC Towers, Inc.

As the use of mobile devices and demand for wireless broadband continue to grow, a key component of expanding broadband coverage in rural Virginia is access to more tower sites. While wireless technologies may change over time, the need for more towers and fiber to connect those towers will continue to expand as the

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Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Order Launching Unmanned Systems Commission

Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order 43 today, establishing the Virginia Unmanned Systems Commission to bring public and private sector experts together to make recommendations on how to make Virginia the national leader in unmanned systems.

"Capitalizing on Virginia’s advantagesin the unmanned systems industry is key to building a new Virginia economy," said Governor McAuliffe. "This executive order will lay the foundation for my administration's efforts to make this Commonwealth the world's leader in unmanned systems and seize the enormous economic opportunities that accompany growing this industry.

The Virginia Unmanned Systems Commission will be a key asset in charting the way forward to grow this industry and create new, good jobs and economic opportunities across the Commonwealth.

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Dominion Power to Build Natural Gas Power Plant in Greensville County

Source: JACOB GEIGER Richmond Times-Dispatch
Thursday, March 26, 2015

dominion aerialDominion Resources Inc. will announce today that it plans to build a 1,600-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Southside Virginia.

The plant — which would be the state’s largest fueled by natural gas — would be built on a 1,143-acre property that straddles the Greensville-Brunswick county line, with most of the land in Greensville.

It will draw fuel from a Transco pipeline that is being extended to the site, and it would eventually be supplied by the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

The plant, which would need to be approved by the State Corporation Commission, would open in 2019.
“We are very pleased to have been selected for the site of this project and welcome Dominion to our county,” said Peggy R. Wiley, chairwoman of the Greensville Board of Supervisors.

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