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WMMT: Like a Car Sittin' on Blocks-Broadband in Appalachia
14 Nov 2012
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The Federal Communications Commission’s Eighth Broadband Progress Report finds approx. 19 million Americans, mostly rural, lack access to high-speed Internet. In Central Appalachia the digital divide is stark: in West Virginia’s McDowell and Mingo Counties, upwards of three-quarters of the population do not have access; in East Kentucky over 50% in Leslie and Breathitt Counties are without it. So why is it so hard to get a good connection in the mountains? What will this mean for the future of our communities? And what can we do to change this situation? WMMT's Sylvia Ryerson reports.

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Rural/Regional Technology #ruralBB
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