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There are 10 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jul 27, 2012, titled Connect America Grant Aims to Boost Rural Broadband Access - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News,.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

If you live in Greene County or Albemarle County and have slow broadband Internet, a big federal grant is about to speed your service up.

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Ronald Rump

Richmond, VA

#1 Jul 27, 2012
No republicans allowed to connect. Federal grant and all..
red

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Jul 27, 2012
'bout to get more rednecks on here
Phyllis

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Jul 27, 2012
Are the US Tax Payers paying for this? Why? Arn't we broke?
Ronald Rump

Richmond, VA

#4 Jul 27, 2012
Phyllis wrote:
Are the US Tax Payers paying for this? Why? Arn't we broke?
No, we are not. Thats just a ploy to take away social programs from the working folk.
Factoids

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Jul 28, 2012
2,700 homes cost 2.1 million? Around $800/home. I wonder of the 2,700, how many will sign on? Maybe half, then that is $1,600/user. Is that too steep a price to pay toward our national debt? Will the taxpayer also pay the monthly usage or is there another grant out there stating it is required to bring porn, I mean internet, into every home. Social service will be handing out coupons soon!
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Jul 28, 2012
So all taxpayers are helping CenturyLink "to bring broadband service to as many rural areas in Virginia as they can", and then CenturyLink will have more customers to bill monthly.
Sounds like a win-win for somebody.
Dave

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Jul 28, 2012
Factoids wrote:
2,700 homes cost 2.1 million? Around $800/home. I wonder of the 2,700, how many will sign on? Maybe half, then that is $1,600/user. Is that too steep a price to pay toward our national debt? Will the taxpayer also pay the monthly usage or is there another grant out there stating it is required to bring porn, I mean internet, into every home. Social service will be handing out coupons soon!
Do you think the same about electricity ? mail service ? how about the roads - they can't be very cost effective. I do, however find your Freudian slip very telling , most of us are not really into porn. using the highspeed more for educational and business purposes.
oldman

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Jul 28, 2012
heh wrote:
So all taxpayers are helping CenturyLink "to bring broadband service to as many rural areas in Virginia as they can", and then CenturyLink will have more customers to bill monthly.
Sounds like a win-win for somebody.
Exactly. Taxpayer money is being used to upgrade CenturyLink infrastructure. No one gets any internet service until they "pay for the bundle!"
Well Well

Locust Hill, VA

#9 Jul 28, 2012
Dave wrote:
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Do you think the same about electricity ? mail service ? how about the roads - they can't be very cost effective. I do, however find your Freudian slip very telling , most of us are not really into porn. using the highspeed more for educational and business purposes.
Maybe a PC in every home too. And a car in every driveway would be nice. I'm not sure when the internet became a necessity. It is a convenience. Phone is a necessity, electricity too, as well as roads. You may have let yourself become dependent on it but it is not a necessity in every home nor in everyone's life. It can be found in every starbucks and library if needed.

Ruraltech

UK

#10 Jul 31, 2012
Does anyone know when this will be available? I've seen the equipment pulling lines and the Century link website says its available but when I called to sign up they said they are still provisioning. This is the first time I have had taxes obviously benefit me. I've been paying into a system that gives me a extremely small rate of return.

I for one am ecstatic. Satellite is ok for surfing but its expensive and and limits the user to a very small percentage of the capability of the internet.

No more FAP when downloading patches.
Streaming video.
Hosting of personal website/servers
Xbox live
VPN
Work from Home
possibilities are endless!
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