Broadband/Internet

Some snow, some salt, more brine

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Rappahannock's supervisors are told that VDOT studied the alternatives to rock salt — as a resolution passed by the supervisors in April had requested — but that no major change to snow and ice removal policies is planned.
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Cable installers cut CenturyLink phone lines — again

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Jan. 1
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For the second time in two weeks, a Sprint contractor inadvertently cuts an underground phone line, causing service disruption to residents and businesses in the Flint Hill and Huntley area for nearly 24 hours.
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What’s all the digging?

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Dec. 18, 2014
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Projects underway in Rappahannock County will bring about single-container recycling next month, and possible higher-speed mobile broadband at some future date.
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Letter: The inherent dangers of . . . money

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Dec. 18, 2014

At the school board meeting on Dec. 9, I was terribly surprised and dismayed at how unfairly the citizens opposing cell towers at school locations were treated when they finally got the opportunity to speak.  After patiently waiting for an hour and a half for others to speak regarding the football-team issue, I was finally...
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Letter: A local alternative to cell towers

In response to Paul Hagstrom’s letter last week, and an as an FYI: Piedmont Broadband is a locally owned and operated company that has been operational for more than six years and at present provides internet service to more than 200 clients. We also have maintained a “green philosophy” in building this business, meaning...
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The Rapp for July 10

The winery as it appears now.

Gray Ghost Winery celebrates 20 years this weekend, Kevin Adams (and two RCHS Panthers) paint a mural for CCLC, Laurel Mills reopens under new management and more in this week’s Rapp column.
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Country air, meet Airbnb

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May 8, 2014
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A ruling in the New York Supreme Court could have far-reaching implications for renters on Airbnb.com and VRBO.com, and all who rent their rooms in more traditional ways — including the B&Bs and tourist homes of Rappahannock County.
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Editorial: Healthy competition

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May 8, 2014
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“You can’t fight city hall!” used to be the old adage expressing the powerlessness of the individual. Nowadays, however, “You can’t fight Comcast!” (and its ever-bigger cable monopoly) seems more appropriate.
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Rural broadband may be environmental boon

Electric lights began to twinkle in U.S. cities in 1910, but two decades later our farmlands, mountainsides and small towns remained in the dark. Today, there are echoes of that slow progression in the country(side)'s lack of broadband internet, writes Tim Rowland.
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Cell service out in Washington

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Aug. 9, 2013

Sprint's cellular tower on the Miller farm near the town of Washington has been out since yesterday (Thursday) morning, an outage that affects several hundred regular users in the village — including most of the Rappahannock County Sheriff's Office.
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The (virtual) Rappahannock Library

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June 7, 2012
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Just in time for summer travel reading, Rappahannock County Library has announced a new download service.
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Accelerate Virginia broadband mapping project

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Aug. 18, 2011

In an effort to expand high-speed Internet access across the state, Rappahannock County is working with Virginia Tech’s eCorridors program on Accelerate Virginia, a new broadband mapping project. One small action, one big difference By sparing just a few minutes of your time to take the Accelerate Virginia speed test, you will help encourage...
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