First subsea cable to connect Virginia and Spain offering high speed connectivity to the growing IT hub in Virginia

The most technologically advanced subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic is manufactured and travels 4,100 miles from Virginia Beach, VA to Bilbao, Spain reaching depths of 11,000 feet below the surface and having the staggering ability to deliver 160 terabits-per-second which is more than 16 million times faster than the average home internet connection.

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Connecting rural communities with affordable broadband

Microsoft is using part of the wireless spectrum to provide broadband coverage over vast distances at a fraction of the typical cost. Learn more:

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Tunstall High named National Blue Ribbon School

Tunstall High School was named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School Sept. 28. by U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr.

Of the 329 public and private schools receiving the honor, only 54 were high schools, making the feat more impressive, said Tunstall High School Principal Brian Boles.

Seven schools were nominated in Virginia, and Tunstall was the only high school selected. The nominees were tapped in February and each had to fill out an extensive survey and application process.

According to Boles, qualifiers were not only about academic excellence, but also about connecting the school to the community. He said THS’ accomplishments were 16 pages long.

Boles said he is ”extremely proud of faculty and students,” saying the accomplishment is “a testament to their dedication. We set the bar pretty high and I’m confident we’ll meet or exceed our mark.”

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Watch the 2015 Corvette Z06 obliterate Virginia International Raceway

A 2:41.3-second lap around VIR's Grand West Course? That's just obscene.

The video you're about to watch is astonishing.

In it, GM engineer Jim Mero beats VIR's Grand West Course into submission with the mallet that is the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

Mero and the Chevy team spent a few days at the track with a bone-stock car, and this video is the fruit of the effort. It's a scalding 2:41.3 lap time, which is enough to put the Z06 in the ring with some of the world's most brilliant supercars.

Which machines do I speak of? By comparison, our friends at Car and Driver recently whipped out a 2:43.1 time in the Porsche 918 Spyder. It's the fastest anyone from the magazine has managed to lap the course.

Watch it go down, as captured by the Vette's Performance Data Recorder.


The Corvette in the video is running heavy-weight oil and the most aggressive suspension settings detailed in the owner's manual. Other than that, it's just Mero coaxing crazy velocity from the car.

The dude's no stranger to whipping a Corvette around, and anyone who knows him will tell you he's one hell of a driver. If his name sounds familiar, it should. He's the man who scalded the Nürburgring with the C6 ZR1 not so many years ago:

Speaking of the Nurburgring, it's no secret that GM will take another stab at the Green Hell with the new Z06. We can't wait to see what Mero does there.


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