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Season 1 Episode 108 | 26m 23s

In rural parts of America, many residents lack access to high-speed Internet. Major carriers can’t make it cost-effective to serve low-density areas, and government funding for broadband infrastructure has been minimal. “Life in the Heart Land” explores how Virginia electric co-ops are bringing broadband to Virginia's rural communities.

Aired: 08/31/23 | Expires: 08/31/26
Distributed nationally by American Public Television
Extras
Learn how rural communities deal with issues regarding their plastic waste.
Examine the different perspectives on how best to address the issue of jail overcrowding.
Explore issues and solutions of food access and equity in rural communities of Virginia.
Learn about the challenges facing family farms and how young farmers are finding success.
Learn how federal recognition has had a positive impact on the Monacan Nation.
Learn how immigrants in rural areas succeed as small farm “agricultores”.
Learn how a community land trust works to help people find affordable housing.
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Learn about the challenges facing family farms and how young farmers are finding success.
Learn how federal recognition has had a positive impact on the Monacan Nation.
Learn how immigrants in rural areas succeed as small farm “agricultores”.
Learn how a community land trust works to help people find affordable housing.
Learn how rural communities deal with issues regarding their plastic waste.
Examine the different perspectives on how best to address the issue of jail overcrowding.
Explore issues and solutions of food access and equity in rural communities of Virginia.