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Newsletter 3.29.18: Broadband Initiative Gains Momentum Across the Gateway Region...

Thursday, March 29, 2018  
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Newsletter 3.29.18: Broadband Initiative Gains Momentum Across the Gateway Region, Richlands Dairy Announces New Creamery as part of Million-Dollar Expansion and more.



Weekly Newsletter

March 29, 2018


In the News

Colonial Heights High School Technical Center Holds Open House

Students & Staff Welcome Education Secretary to Rowanty Technical Center

Canoe Launch Now Open at Appomattox River Regional Park in Prince George County

Partner Spotlight

The Prince George Electric Cooperative provides electric utility services in Prince George, Sussex, Surry, Dinwiddie, Southampton and Isle of Wight counties. They are longtime supporters of economic development, working with developers of business parks and helping to locate new industry. Because their customers are also member owners of the cooperative, their goal is to help prospective businesses locate with the best combination of installation cost and operating electric rates.



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Broadband Initiative Gains Momentum Across the Gateway Region

By Virginia's Gateway Region | Full Article

Nearly 34 million people in America lack access to high-speed internet, 23 percent of which live in rural areas overlooked and underserved by major wireless and cable providers. Prince George Electric Cooperative has finally developed an innovative, cost-effective solution for affordable, reliable broadband access in rural communities, leveling the playing field with their urban counterparts.

Unveiled in October 2016, PGEC and its subsidiary PGEC Enterprises, LLC launched a pilot program that entails a last-mile, fiber-to-the-home model, bringing internet service to these unserved rural communities. This revolutionary process begins with the installation of a "smart grid" of large fibers connecting power substations across the service area. Using efficient tools, PGEC's own linemen lay the "last-mile" of fiber, connecting individual homes and businesses directly to the smart grid.


Richlands Dairy Announces New Creamery as part of Million-Dollar Expansion


Contributed Report| The Dinwiddie Monitor | Full Article

DINWIDDIE -The Dinwiddie Department of Economic Development is pleased to welcome Richlands Creamery, LLC as its newest local business. Governor Ralph Northam made the announcement today, which equates to a $1,700,000 investment and 17 new jobs. The business will be located at Richlands Dairy Farm, a longstanding, commercial dairy and agritourism destination in Dinwiddie County.





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