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Newsletter 1.18.18: Prince George Brandband Gets "Smart", Colonial Heights Teen Builds...

Thursday, January 18, 2018  
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January 18, 2018

 

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Prince George Broadband Gets "Smart"

By Craig Richards | Progress-Index | Full Article

PRINCE GEORGE - Residents of rural Prince George County hoping to gain broadband access are now seeing light at the end of the tunnel - or, in this case, at the end of the cable.

 

Since February 2017, 50 households in the county have enjoyed top-of-the-line fiber connections, with the promise of more to come.

 

In the fall of 2016, Prince George Electric Cooperative unveiled a pilot program that offered last-mile fiber connections. By installing a "smart grid" of large-count fibers connecting power substations across the service area, PGEC was able to develop a revolutionary process. With this structure in place, PGEC's own linemen can efficiently lay the "last mile" of fiber from the smart grid to individual homes and businesses.

 

Colonial Heights Teen Builds Microgreens Business from the Ground Up

 

By Kelsey Reichenberg | Progress-Index | Full Article

COLONIAL HEIGHTS - Trent Jackson, a senior at Colonial Heights High School, put his passion for entrepreneurship to work by spearheading his own business growing and selling microgreens to local businesses. Before the start to his senior year, Jackson began searching the internet looking for ways in which he could locally use his passion for entrepreneurship.

 

Jackson began growing microgreens - which consist of nutrient-dense broccoli shoots, yellow corn shoots, pea shoots, sunflower shoots, basic salad mix, spicy salad mix, basil micros and cilantro micros - in a self-built 10 by 20 foot greenhouse. He later moved the greens to an open room in his house due to temperature and lighting requirements.

 

 

 


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