To the editor:

I have an internet-based business and two children in Louisa County Public Schools. Like many in Louisa, I struggle daily with slow internet speeds. I hear a lot of talk locally about what might be done, but there is now progress at the national level.

Rural America still might not have electricity if it had not been for the Rural Electrification Act of 1936. Now we need that for internet for the same reasons. Private business is not going to invest when they can make more money in more densely populated areas. Electricity and internet are just as essential in the way of infrastructure as roads and bridges.

Lat week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Moving America Forward Act. This act includes the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act, which Abigail Spanberger, our own Congresswoman, helped introduce. This bill includes her priority of expanding high-speed internet in Central Virginia’s rural areas. 

Spanberger listens to her constituents. She is focused on our interests and advocates for us. Re-elect her in November.

Sara Macel

Louisa

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