Mathews residents who have been turned down for broadband service by Atlantic Broadband or who have been quoted high connection fees may have another chance.
Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board Chair Judy Rowe said during the board’s Nov. 24 meeting that residents in various parts of the county have talked to the board about their issues getting broadband service from Atlantic Broadband. One resident said she was told it would be $4,000 to connect, said Rowe, but she didn’t understand why because her closest neighbor with broadband was less than a minute’s walk from her house. She asked the board for help, and Rowe said a technician contacted her and was able to provide the help she needed.
Rowe and her neighbors were finally able to get broadband connections, as well, after Atlantic Broadband sent a technician to their neighborhood who determined there was no reason they couldn’t be connected to the company’s services.
Rowe gave credit for the string of successes to Assi...
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