Nelson County Says Goodbye to Dial-up...

Nelson County Says Goodbye to Dial-up - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

There are 22 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Dec 6, 2012, titled Nelson County Says Goodbye to Dial-up - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

The Internet is about to get a lot faster for many in Nelson County. After the first of the year the Blue Ridge InternetWorks fiber optic system will be available.

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red nuckleberry

Fairfield, VA

#2 Dec 6, 2012
My Mother lives in Greene and can't get fast internet, even satellite (too many trees in the way). Greene would rather say no to federal stimulus money than help the people who live there. Political games at the expense of the citizens. I bet the board of supervisors all have high speed internet where they live: Buggs Peyton, Jim Frydl, Eddie Deane, Davis Lamb, David Cox, Barry Clark. Greene is a rural county, do the right thing by it's rural residents.
central va marine

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Dec 6, 2012
Paragraph 1, Line 3. "The project was funded by 1.8 million of Federal Stimulus Money."

Can the good people of Nelson County squeak out a "Thank You" to President Obama for pushing through the bill that gave birth to this project, that hundreds of citizens will use and enjoy for many years to come. That one and the same bill that GOP members claim did not work. From now on, when you sign on, think about President Obama instead of Robert Hurt, who still claims the Stimulus did not create jobs nor help the people of Central Virginia.

Kudos to the leadership in Nelson County, and to the planners who saw this wonderful project through to it's finish.

more to come
Elvis

United States

#5 Dec 6, 2012
VA Patriot wrote:
How many redneck Tea Baggers from Nelson will take advantage of this government-subsidized high-speed internet connection?
Back in the day, Congressman Lyndon Johnson bought federal dollars back home to Texas and with it electricity for people's homes. Government subsidy? Perhaps, but it proved to be a great idea. These days, the internet is part of infrastructure and the more investment in broadband, the better for our economy.
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Dec 6, 2012
These days the net is integral to the education of our youth, whatever it takes its worth it.
VA Patriot

Keswick, VA

#7 Dec 6, 2012
Elvis wrote:
<quoted text>Back in the day, Congressman Lyndon Johnson bought federal dollars back home to Texas and with it electricity for people's homes. Government subsidy? Perhaps, but it proved to be a great idea. These days, the internet is part of infrastructure and the more investment in broadband, the better for our economy.
I wasn't putting a negative spin on the word "subsidy" -- that's a nutbag Tea Bagger thing. With proper allocation and oversight, there is nothing wrong with the federal government investing money in civic improvements. Nelson County will greatly benefit from this.
Jack Bauer

Rhodesdale, MD

#10 Dec 7, 2012
I hate Obama so much I had men with shades come by 4 times. But, My girlfriend worked for 5 years 16 hours a day to get this grant,[ only 4 county's in USA got a broadband grant we where one of them ]it's going to business , schools, & health centers Etc.1 st.So we now have some city benefits without the city life problems . This is probably the only one stimulus project that was spent wisely & really is in need !& last when I see more idiots trash my girlfriend & county I love Jack Bauer will coming to YOU to explain some things like how to throw you off a fiscal cliff ! I know there will more trash posted , but think about it , with our vast broadband & computer technological I will find trash talkers & truck them up, please post something positive as this program was !
Cmon Man

Norfolk, VA

#11 Dec 7, 2012
Jack Bauer wrote:
I hate Obama so much I had men with shades come by 4 times. But, My girlfriend worked for 5 years 16 hours a day to get this grant,[ only 4 county's in USA got a broadband grant we where one of them ]it's going to business , schools, & health centers Etc.1 st.So we now have some city benefits without the city life problems . This is probably the only one stimulus project that was spent wisely & really is in need !& last when I see more idiots trash my girlfriend & county I love Jack Bauer will coming to YOU to explain some things like how to throw you off a fiscal cliff ! I know there will more trash posted , but think about it , with our vast broadband & computer technological I will find trash talkers & truck them up, please post something positive as this program was !
Wow! Your girlfriend must be proud!?! Lighten up Francis! Most of the posts were positive about this project...just not of the nut job necks they are saying populate that county. STOP PROVING THEM RIGHT! Please.

Just sayin'
Broadband promoter

Rhodesdale, MD

#12 Dec 7, 2012
Nelson Co. residents please see this link for access, http://www.briworks.com/access/dsl/
Broadband promoter

Rhodesdale, MD

#13 Dec 7, 2012
Cmon Man wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow! Your girlfriend must be proud!?! Lighten up Francis! Most of the posts were positive about this project...just not of the nut job necks they are saying populate that county. STOP PROVING THEM RIGHT! Please.
Just sayin'
Your right. just trying to promote service & deal with fools , please see Daily progress for better article, http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/article_54b...
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Dec 7, 2012
' The project was funded by $1.8 million of federal stimulus money.'

You're welcome. Now may I now please have fiber, so I don't have to choose between the comlink losers.
Broadband promoter

Rhodesdale, MD

#15 Dec 7, 2012
Here's another for nelson residents . http://www.nelsoncountylife.com/2012/12/06/ne...
Stimulate us

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Dec 7, 2012
The consumer cost should be real cheap since the infrastructure was a government freebee to BRIW. No payback to backers.
Nelson Resident

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Dec 7, 2012
while this is wonderful for parts of the county, really don't think it is going to cover all of us. In the long run what are we going to end up costing us. Just like Direct TV, cannot deal with the company- we have to go through Nelson County Cable what a mess.
I would really see the county run more water lines/hydrants out into the country areas that have been built up alot. 3 years ago watched a house burn to the ground because of no hyrants, only 11 miles from the fire house. Calling in pump trucks with volunteers did not save anything. If there was a hydrant close enough, they would have only needed minor repairs, not a new home.
Native

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Dec 7, 2012
central va marine wrote:
Paragraph 1, Line 3. "The project was funded by 1.8 million of Federal Stimulus Money."
Can the good people of Nelson County squeak out a "Thank You" to President Obama for pushing through the bill that gave birth to this project, that hundreds of citizens will use and enjoy for many years to come. That one and the same bill that GOP members claim did not work. From now on, when you sign on, think about President Obama instead of Robert Hurt, who still claims the Stimulus did not create jobs nor help the people of Central Virginia.
Kudos to the leadership in Nelson County, and to the planners who saw this wonderful project through to it's finish.
more to come
Just so you know DIP! This does not come from Obama....this is tax money from the taxpayer, collected by IRS. So thank you Tax Payers....I will never say thanks you to your king.
central va marine

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Dec 7, 2012
Tax money comes from the tax payers; correct.

But President Obama is blamed, by the uninformed, for the so called failure of the Stimulus Plan he proposed and pushed through Congress.

I do understand where the money comes from, but where is the origin of the complaints from your brothers and sisters, whose main news source is a cable channel named after a rodent, with verbiage presented by weasels.

As far as your inability to recognize, and thank our President for his help, that is your choice. He continues to prove that he cares about all Americans, not discounting 47% for some selfish reason that your apparent savior spewed. You don't have to like him, but a little patriotic respect from you and your people wold be nice.

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Native

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Dec 7, 2012
central va marine wrote:
Tax money comes from the tax payers; correct.
But President Obama is blamed, by the uninformed, for the so called failure of the Stimulus Plan he proposed and pushed through Congress.
I do understand where the money comes from, but where is the origin of the complaints from your brothers and sisters, whose main news source is a cable channel named after a rodent, with verbiage presented by weasels.
As far as your inability to recognize, and thank our President for his help, that is your choice. He continues to prove that he cares about all Americans, not discounting 47% for some selfish reason that your apparent savior spewed. You don't have to like him, but a little patriotic respect from you and your people wold be nice.
more to come
Holding your breath yet? Good, I'll tell you when to exhale! I Promise.
CvilleMechEngr

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Dec 7, 2012
central va marine wrote:
I do understand where the money comes from, but where is the origin of the complaints from your brothers and sisters, whose main news source is a cable channel named after a rodent, with verbiage presented by weasels.
I assume that you're talking about Fox, but I am puzzled at your assertion that a fox is a rodent. Where did that come from?
Native

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Dec 7, 2012
CvilleMechEngr wrote:
<quoted text>
I assume that you're talking about Fox, but I am puzzled at your assertion that a fox is a rodent. Where did that come from?
more liberal drivel babble from someone who failed animal science.
community girl

United States

#23 Dec 7, 2012
central va marine wrote:
Paragraph 1, Line 3. "The project was funded by 1.8 million of Federal Stimulus Money."
Can the good people of Nelson County squeak out a "Thank You" to President Obama for pushing through the bill that gave birth to this project, that hundreds of citizens will use and enjoy for many years to come. That one and the same bill that GOP members claim did not work. From now on, when you sign on, think about President Obama instead of Robert Hurt, who still claims the Stimulus did not create jobs nor help the people of Central Virginia.
Kudos to the leadership in Nelson County, and to the planners who saw this wonderful project through to it's finish.
more to come
Nelson Co only has 15,000 people. you do the math.
Native

Wirtz, VA

#24 Dec 7, 2012
community girl wrote:
<quoted text>Nelson Co only has 15,000 people. you do the math.
....and from what I read, this project will only cover about 1/2 of them.

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