Decking the Governor’s Tree with Fiber

If you get a chance to view the Christmas tree at the Executive Mansion in Richmond, you might notice an ornament bearing Loudoun County’s seal.

Loudoun is among nearly 200 localities participating in this year’s Virginia Association of Counties ornament collection governor’s tree. In keeping with the theme “Home for the Holidays” theme of this year’s campaign, Loudoun’s ornament notes that the county is “home to 70 percent of the world’s internet traffic.”

The ornament was crafted from the same type of fiber optic cable found in Loudoun’s data centers. The lighted wreath was designed and fabricated by Loudoun County Public Library staff members through the Makers in Loudoun Libraries studio at Gum Spring Library.

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