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Do you have the tech you need? Virginia wants to know.


Hi-speed internet, smartphones, laptops, and other digital supports are necessary for people to participate fully in the economy and everyday life. However, according to Pew Research, 43% of adults with household incomes under $30,000 do not have a home broadband subscription, compared with just 8% of those with incomes over $75,000 a year – illustrating disparities experienced in accessing technology.

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development’s Office of Broadband is assessing this digital divide in a new survey, and Fairfax County residents have been asked to contribute their opinions.

Results of the 10-minute survey will help grow digital opportunity for all Virginians by better understanding individual needs. Available in English and Spanish, survey questions cover topics such as hi-speed internet access and pricing, devices used to access the internet, the types of tasks and activities people engage in online, typical price points for various tech services, and more.

Results will inform the Virginia Digital Opportunity Plan, which is focused on improving affordability of Internet services, increasing digital literacy programming and adoption, and informing other unique programs aimed at closing the digital divide in the state.

All Fairfax County residents are encouraged to complete this quick, 10-minute survey to help better understand local digital needs.


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