Internet expands in Rockingham County

Posted on: 5:54 pm, August 13, 2012, by , updated on: 06:25pm, August 13, 2012

ROCKINGHAM CO., N.C. — Broadband is expanding in Rockingham County and at Massey Creek Farms, Garland McCollum is selling eggs, lamb and pork at area farmer’s markets and over the internet.

“We have to have a lot of electronic contact with them and the broadband has allowed us to do that easier and faster and less expensive than satellite,” McCollum said.

The Rockingham County Business and Technology Center said about 90 percent of Rockingham County residents now have access to the internet. Executive Director Mark Wells said high speed internet is necessary for any successful business.

“I can’t imagine doing anything without it. i use it for business and i use it at home,” Wells said.

The Rockingham County Business and Technology Center said it will continue to pursue internet providers to increase the coverage area to 100 percent.