According to the Pew Research Center, 92 percent of American adults own a cell phone. Seventy-three percent own a desktop or laptop. Sixty-eight percent own smartphones and 45 percent own tablet computers.
A monster steel-lattice cell tower is looming in our future. In Boston, 255 feet tall and just off U.S. 522 on Culpeper's far western border. It is meant to improve the poor cell phone coverage in that area.
My name is Ashley Frazier and It is a great honor to be writing for the Rappahannock News. I am looking forward to this column and will be covering Boston, Castleton and Woodville.
PART 3 OF 3: In such communities as Rappahannock, where broadband infrastructure is complicated by hilly, wooded terrain, the onus is now largely on local governments to make it happen, but there remains a wariness here about anything that could…
We want to maintain our county's unique character and unspoiled vistas. And it's for these reasons also that Rappahannock's connectivity challenges can no longer be ignored.
PART 2 OF 3: In lieu of cell and broadband connectivity, Rappahannock's students, visitors, responders and workers plug into some creative solutions.
More than 30 interested citizens showed up for last Friday’s forum, jointly hosted by the Rappahannock News and the Foothills Forum at Tula’s Restaurant in Washington, a discussion focused on the start of a Foothills-sponsored series on cell and broadband…
Out of necessity, millennials in Rappahannock have developed other habits to cope with the lack of connectivity.
What does science say? Can extended exposure to radio signals increase a person’s risk of developing cancer, infertility or other health problems?
While most major health organizations, such as the American Cancer Society and the World Health Organization, say that scientific evidence does not show cell phone towers cause health problems, other experts are more skeptical.
PART 1 OF 3: How topography, density, choices made and chances missed have combined to limit the county's connection to a changing world.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a new initiative called RUOnlineVA. Led by the Center for Innovative Technology, the initiative asks Virginia citizens and businesses whether they have broadband service and, if so, what kind of service. The goal is…
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today a new statewide initiative to better understand where Virginia has the largest gaps in broadband coverage.
An unprecedented survey mailed to every household in Rappahannock County found that respondents treasure the beauty that surrounds them, the privacy they enjoy in one of Virginia’s least populated and unspoiled places, and the spirit of volunteerism that has neighbor…
There is a lot of conversation currently about adding cell phone towers to improve the performance on phones in the county. I'm writing to suggest another approach.
AT&T is coming back into this county to experiment with their wireless broadband project (microwave radiation project), previously threatened at Chester Gap (many did not want it) and withdrawn. This is a bad idea for this county and needs to…