October 13, 2011
On October 12 people gathered at the Appalshop in Whitesburg, Kentucky to talk about the importance of broadband Internet access in our rural communities. With it, we can connect to anyone in the world, send and receive information, take classes, start businesses, compete with the world. Without it, we are condemned to fall further and further behind. This is the issue that brought folks from throughout Central Appalachia to the Rural Broadband Hearing. Jonathan Adelstein, Administrator of the USDA Rural Utilities Service, came from Washington, D.C. to report on progress and hear testimony. In this WMMT short feature we hear from panelists and attendees speaking to a range of concerns.