Three-tenths of a mile. That’s how far the Harless family is from reliable broadband in northern Roanoke County.
“Comcast runs, I think, the first 10 or 15 houses down the road,” Bobby Harless said. “And then after that, it’s nothing.”
Harless lives near Hanging Rock, one of the pockets in Roanoke County where portions of residents report poor broadband access. Harless counts himself lucky to have access through provider All Points Broadband, but it’s expensive and slow, he said.