The Telecommunications industry in Fairfax County

Fairfax County is home to one of the largest concentration of telecommunications firms in the nation, thanks to its number of wireless, satellite and high-speed access lines. The federal government's decision to deregulate the telecommunications industry opened up an extraordinary range of new competitive market opportunities, leading to a new commercial technology cluster. Telecommunications firms in Fairfax County include AT&T, CenturyLink, NII Holdings, Sprint, Verizon and XO Communications.