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Digital Dead Zones in Albemarle Closer to Getting Service

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People living in digital dead zones in rural Albemarle County are closer to getting service.

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will get a presentation Wednesday from the Broadband Task Force.

The task force is expected to identify when and how dead zones in the Scottsville, Samuel Miller, and Whitehall districts will be fixed.

“I understand that we were just recognized, the city of Charlottesville, as being one of the top ten wired communities in the entire country,” Albemarle County Supervisor Jane Dittmar said. “So to drive 15 minutes outside and have people who can't have internet, can't use their cells, or can't get emergency vehicles in there because they don't have that, [it] doesn't make any sense.”

Dittmar says she hopes private broadband service providers and the county can work together. She would like to see effective service everywhere in the county by the end of this year.

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