Leslie Cockburn Will Help Expand Rural Broadband

You’ve seen the signs around the County: "Call this number for high speed internet." But when you call or get to the fine print, the speeds are hardly broadband--a fraction of the speeds available in places like Charlottesville. Yet study after study attests to the economic importance of broadband. Leslie Cockburn understands how important it is to bring all parts of the 5th district into the 21st Century by investing in rural broadband.

In her words, “Without broadband, rural Virginians are shut out of the modern economy. The broadband issue has a long and checkered history. What we need to secure is federal funding that has flowed to other states. Virginia needs to be next in line.” Learn more about Cockburn's economic program for the 5th.


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