Broadband Study

Arlington County is conducting a broadband study to better understand our community's internet use and broadband access. The study will:

  • assess available broadband and digital inclusion resources
  • evaluate resident and business needs
  • explore broadband delivery models
  • identify strategies for increasing broadband resources

The study will help Arlington select and implement appropriate solutions to address the County's digital divide and ensure adequate and affordable broadband access across the County.

The easiest way for you to get involved is to complete the eCheckUp assessment(s) below. All residents, businesses, and organizations are encouraged to take the Digital eCheckup Assessment to offer insights about internet access, quality, affordability, and user needs. It is critical to hear from households and businesses/organizations who may not have adequate access or connectivity so we understand the gaps. But, we also want to hear from those who have strong connectivity and are expert users so we get a full picture of Arlington’s internet use.

Household eCheckUp                   Business eCheckUp

If possible, please take the eCheckUp tool(s) from your home or business computer (and location) so we can accurately capture your broadband speed. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is conducting the Broadband Study?

The County awarded the Broadband Study contract to Televate, who has partnered with Strategic Networks Group (SNG).


What specific questions will the Broadband Study answer?

The countywide study will focus on answering the following questions:

  • What is the extent and quality of broadband infrastructure in Arlington today?
  • Do the available broadband resources meet the County’s current and future needs? 
  • What is the nature and extent of the unserved/underserved population (related to access, adoption, affordability, internet quality, digital literacy, and device needs)?
  • What broadband speed is needed for long-term planning, and what is the most appropriate technology to facilitate the County’s needs?
  • What infrastructure development and internet service delivery options should be pursued, given the County’s available resources, existing and future community needs, and costs?


What is the full scope of the Broadband Study?

The full scope of the study was outlined in the Request for Proposals.

  • Arlington County issued a Request for Proposals for a consultant to perform the study in December 2021.
  • Arlington County awarded the Broadband Study contract to Televate who has partnered with Strategic Networks Group in March 2022.
  • The next phase of the study is occuring now. After significant data discovery, Televate and SNG are entering into the community engagement phase.