With the pandemic forcing more daily activities like work and school to go virtual, Mayor Justin Wilson said the city is doubling down on efforts to provide broadband options for Alexandria residents.
Expanding internet options beyond Comcast has been a several-year project for the city that’s hit a few bumps in the road.
“As many of you know, this is kind of a pet project of mine,” said Wilson in a town hall meeting last Thursday. “About seven years ago, put out plan for broadband vision for city. It’s gone a lot slower than we would have liked.”
Wilson noted that the city had — over a decade ago — been in talks with Verizon to expand Fios to Alexandria, but the nationwide expansion of Fios was put on pause.
The city is currently working to expand its municipal fiber network to connect city facilities and replace broadband services, Wilson said. The plan is to overbuild the fiber capacity with that overhaul and lease capacity to private companies to manage. In 2019, the city solicited the private sector for partnership opportunities, but Wilson said that prices came back very high.
Wilson said the city has since restructured and recently put the project back out onto the market, and will eventually pick a vendor to offer broadband for local residents.
“We hope to bring some competition to broadband services,” Wilson said.
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Monarch Montessori School located in the heart of Del Ray is enrolling children 6 weeks to 6 years of age for our half day and full day program.
Our hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Monarch Montessori School is open year round, with intermittent breaks.
Children engage in self-directed, self-initiated activities under the guidance of a trained Montessori teacher. Classroom sizes range from 8-12 students. Our robust curriculum includes botany, sensorial activities, the social graces, culture, math, science, practical life, geography, music appreciation and language arts.
You’ll get half off of the registration fee when you register and begin care with us before April 30, 2023.
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Del Ray Dog Fest & Yappy Hour
The 1st Annual Del Ray Dog Fest is a fun outdoor event that will include dog-centered activities, dog menu items, live music, vendors and food on Sunday, April 2 from 11am- 3pm at the George Washington Middle School parking lot.