ConnectArlington is the future of digital telecommunication services for Arlington County. Currently it is a fiber-optic, high-speed, dedicated network that links County and Schools buildings, ensuring that the government, the schools and the community will benefit as demand for digital services continually increases over the long term.
Broadband Advisory Committee Recommendation
The recommendation document outlines the strategic, operational and tactical recommendations for ConnectArlington as developed by the Broadband Advisory Committee created by the Arlington County Manager. The tactical recommendations in the document will provide the foundation for the digital vision. It is imperative the County execute these items to leverage ConnectArlington as an asset.
Originally developed by Arlington County Government to connect all of the County’s facilities and the public school system together using high-speed broad band technology through the use of underground dark (dedicated) fiber, the County had the foresight to recognize the need for additional resources and technological capability in the future, therefore installing additional conduits in the ground to enable the County to expand its use of dark fiber.
The scenario is much like Arlington’s foresight to run the Metrorail through its major business corridors to set the stage for smart growth development. Today, this new phase of ConnectArlington readies Arlington to become a technology leader in the region, sharing that advanced technology and the opportunities it provides to enhance the business community.
Notional Map of ConnectArlington: High level map of the County owned and managed fiber optic network which spans the main commercial corridors of Arlington County and has links to County and school facilities.