Wireless project headed to SW Virginia

TAZEWELL, Va. (AP) - Eight Southwest Virginia localities will soon be a part of a project to bring expanded cell phone and wireless Internet access to a wider area.

The Bluefield Daily (http://bit.ly/wnvKMT ) reports that the localities will be taking part in one of the country's first rural 4G projects.

Those localities included are: Lee, Wise, Scott, Buchanan, Dickenson, Tazewell and Russell counties, as well as the city of Norton.

The project is being funded through a $7.5 million grant from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission.

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