Sandie Terry and Jean Plymale of Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) made a presentation on rural broadband to the Broadband Committee and some 50 interested citizens at the Washington Fire Hall.
Culpeper County’s Board of Supervisors approved an application to construct a cell phone tower just off Sperryville Pike Tuesday evening. The board voted 5-2 in favor of an application from Community Wireless Structures (CWS) VII LLC.
It was not with a prayer but a legal opinion from acting (and eventual) Commonwealth’s Attorney Art Goff that the board voted Monday night to appropriate funds in this year’s budget for a legal defense fund.
As many of you know via Anita L. Sherman’s article in last week’s paper, the Culpeper County Planning Commission approved the application of the CWS cell tower. However, there is still time to have your voice heard.
More than 50 citizens attended Monday night’s Hampton district “outreach” session, hosted at the Washington fire hall by the RCBS. For more than 90 minutes, the supervisors were alternately questioned, criticized and encouraged.
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.