We’ve known for some time that our kids need broadband for their school work but COVID-19 brought it home in a spectacular way. If ever there was a time to address this, it’s now when outside funding is available.
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In a critical application to obtain state funding for broadband expansion in Northern Virginia, Rappahannock County will be required to procure the most local funding since its share of federal stimulus dollars is smaller than surrounding counties.
Sperryville brewery owner and Rappahannock County native Van Carney is running for a seat on the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors to represent the Stonewall-Hawthorne district, saying that he’s wanted to help lead the county since he was a kid.
David Konick, a local attorney and former Rappahannock County official, is pursuing a seat on the Board of Supervisors to take the place of Stonewall-Hawthorne Supervisor Chris Parrish, who won’t be seeking another term.
The members of the Board of Supervisors, who also comprise the county’s Broadband Authority, have worked decisively this summer to tap into massive and unprecedented state funding to deliver high-speed broadband infrastructure to all underserved areas in Rappahannock County.
The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors and Broadband Authority voted on Tuesday to continue forward into phase 2 of their agreement with All Points Broadband that could greatly expand internet service in the county. All Points estimates the project to cost $19.5 million, with two proposed routes the county can take with a potential broadband project.
The Rappahannock County Broadband Authority (RCBA) will decide tonight, July 29, which internet service provider to partner with in applying for state funding to expand broadband infrastructure across the county.
The Rappahannock County Broadband Authority did not decide Thursday night what internet provider they would partner with to potentially receiv…