USDA Invests $3.8 Million in Rural Broadband for Virginia Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Published by USDA on November 4, 2019 LAWRENCEVILLE, Va., Nov. 4, 2019 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested nearly $3.8 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for more than 1,250 rural households in Virginia. This is one of …

Virginia Congressman Advocates for Broadband Expansion

The following is a press release published on Congressman Rob Wittman’s website on July 29, 2019. You can read his full testimony or watch the video linked in release and embedded at the bottom of this story.  WASHINGTON – Last week, Congressman Rob Wittman testified in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, advocating for expanding access to broadband – one …

Farmers Will Benefit from Broadband

The following was published in Morning Ag Clips on July 10, 2019 It was submitted by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Virginia agriculture could grow 18 percent if broadband is extended to underserved communities RICHMOND, Va. — A new national report found that Virginia agriculture could grow by 18 percent if broadband technology is extended to underserved communities. “In the …

Virginia takes a big step on rural broadband

Published by The Franklin News Post on June 12, 2019 Technology was supposed to bring about “the death of distance” and allow people to work anywhere they wanted to live. Instead, just the opposite has happened. A “great divergence” — as some economists call it —is piling jobs upon jobs in certain high-tech capitals while leaving rural communities behind. There …

$7.9 Million in Broadband Expansion Projects Planned for Rural Virginia

The following was published in The News & Advance on June 6, 2019 by Rachel Smith Lynchburg, Va. – Three counties in the Lynchburg area were among 14 in rural Virginia that on Thursday were awarded a total of $7,909,964 by the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Region Commission to expand broadband services. Bedford County was awarded $670,500 for its broadband …