Broadband/Internet

Look, up in the sky!

Officials from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative and Lockheed Martin gathered at the Schoolhouse Nine Golf Course in Sperryville on two days this past week to test fly an unmanned fixed-wing aircraft, which if everything goes well will soon take off to pinpoint power line outages in hard-to-reach areas of Rappahannock County. […]

Broadband/Internet

Rappahannock broadband still buffering

Despite the disbandment of the original panel, at the beginning of this year the Rappahannock Broadband Committee was re-formed by hands-on county supervisor and committee chair John Lesinski. In part, the committee was reinstated in response to a survey conducted by Foothills Forum. […]

Broadband/Internet

Boston cell tower approved

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. […]

Boston Column

Boston column for Oct. 27

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. […]

Broadband/Internet

Supervisors seek feedback; get it

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. […]

Broadband/Internet

Embrace change? No. Adapt to it? Possibly.  

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 be associated with change. […]

Broadband/Internet

RUOnline, Virginia?

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 […]