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Bill to expand broadband access in Virginia passes Senate – from WJHL 11

By Murray Lee

Published: February 1, 2023 at 4:48 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (WJHL) – A bill that could widely increase access to broadband internet service in rural parts of Virginia has cleared all hurdles in the state Senate.

A release from the Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware Association of Broadband Cooperatives (VMDABC) states Senate Bill 1029 passed the Virginia Senate with bipartisan support.

The bill, sponsored by state Sen. William Stanley Jr. (R-Glade Hill), would allow broadband service providers to cross railroads during construction as long as doing so does not interfere with the railroad company’s operations or present any danger to passengers.

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