2016 State of the Commonwealth Report
Up to 70 percent of the world’s internet traffic flows through Northern Virginia, but some areas of the Commonwealth still do not enjoy broadband internet connections. Robust broadband access now is as important as roads, bridges and airports in terms of economic development and population growth.
Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University, "Part 5: Broadband in Virginia: Vital for Economic Development" (2016). State of the Commonwealth Reports. 6.