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.
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.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today a new statewide initiative to better understand where Virginia has the largest gaps in broadband coverage.
Once the Sustainable Technology Institute crew out of Richmond finishes the 10-day installation, the sun’s power will generate around 49,000 watts of electricity, enough to cover the farm’s entire energy use.
I felt compelled to write and reason with C. Price regarding her latest anti-technology diatribe, ("Radiating Rappahannock," Dec. 17) but I realize I can’t reason someone out of something they weren’t reasoned into. I will, however, make four comments:
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…
Two major cellular carriers have plans for Rappahannock County.
It looks like for now the phones are working again at the Rappahannock County Public Schools. Fingers crossed that there will be no more dead lines, no more after-hours greetings heard by callers in the middle of the day and…