Electric co-ops that have been trying to lay broadband fiber have been met with resistance from railroads when they must cross train tracks, company executives and state lawmakers say.
Fermi Energy is developing an EV battery that wouldn’t rely on hard-to-source materials like cobalt and nickel. The company has won millions of dollars of grant money this year and is part of a new research effort that also includes Virginia Tech and General Motors.
The Roanoke research institute will hire 14 more researchers dedicated to cancer, neuro-engineering and computational neuroscience.
A team at Virginia Tech determined that the FCC had undercounted Virginia’s broadband-deficient locations — data that was critical for getting federal funding to expand access to underserved areas.