high speed internet

Lilly Knoepp

Students of all ages have had classes moved online for over a month because of COVID-19. However, in rural Western North Carolina access to the internet has been an additional barrier to education.

 For example, 35 percent of students in Madison County do not have internet access. Today, Dogwood Health Trust announced it is partnering with Western Region Education Service Alliance(WRESA) to connect students by distributing access to hotspots across 11 school districts. 

Courtesy of Western Carolina University

Just as it was thinking of getting out of the public utility business, Western Carolina University will instead be expanding its offerings to include improved internet service in the area around its Cullowhee campus.


wunc.org, Michel Tronchetti

A common frustration for residents throughout the mountains of Western North Carolina is the lack of high speed internet access.   They now have a place where they can vent. BPRs Davin Eldridge has more…

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