Justin Ward WDBJ7 Reporter 1:00 p.m. EST, November 8, 2012 DANVILLE, Va.— Technology gurus have invaded Southern Virginia. They're using Danville's fiber optic broadband network as an example for the rest of the country to follow. If it's got wires, flashes, can plug into a gadget, and can attract a business chances are the broadband industry folks in Danville this week are interested. "I look at broadband networks as modern day railroad tracks transferring the goods and services as a modern day railroad does. Those goods and services have now been digitized, and are being transferred throughout the community, throughout the country, throughout the world," said Jeff Reiman, a broadband specialist. For three days The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research is the broadband Mecca of America. All things dealing with Internet speed, connectivity, anything that passes through hundreds of small fiber optic wires are centered in the 'comeback' city. At least that's what Broadband Communities magazine nicknamed Danville. Click here to watch video.