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Editorial: Broadband for all

Some momentous news passed through our paper a couple of weeks ago, one that has the potential to help our rural economies keep up as much as possible with the rest of Virginia.

Agreements have been signed in both Gloucester and Mathews that will make broadband internet services available to everyone.

Broadband for you.

Broadband for us.

Broadband for everyone, especially to persons at the remote road ends not currently served by cable or other means.

Gloucester County will accomplish this by spending approximately $2.5 million in COVID-19 relief money. The project is to provide broadband to the whole county, including areas already served, giving residents a choice.

In Mathews, a memorandum of understanding will allow placement and operation of towers at properties belonging to the Mathews Volunteer Fire Department and Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad. This will enable provision of last-mile broadband service in all areas. Significant funding was previously acquired t...

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