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Congressman Denver Riggleman says the Fifth District is still struggling to expand broadband access in rural neighborhoods. He’s making a push to the federal government to move things along.

Reliable internet access in Nelson County is continuing to look promising as Central Virginia Electric Cooperative was awarded over $1 million in funds to pursue broadband services.

FLOYD — The average farmer in one of Southwest Virginia’s most rural, one-stoplight counties will soon have faster internet service than most people living in Roanoke or even Washington, D.C.

Some residents of Virginia still hear that annoying dial up when they connect to the Internet. The state estimates more than 600,000 residents don’t have high speed broadband. There’s a surprising barrier, but the state isn’t letting it stop them from getting people connected.  

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