Thursday, March 27, 2008

On broadband in Rose Hill and elsewhere

This article about the coming of broadband to Rose Hill in Lee County features my sister, Joan.

The article says in part:

"The nuts and bolts of how broadband came to Rose Hill is a story of leveraging local funds—cash from the state Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission charged with developing Virginia’s tobacco country—to draw in federal grant monies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s rural Internet program. The Rose Hill model is being replicated down the road a piece in Ewing (population 436), and the even smaller coal-mining community of St. Charles (population 159)."

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