Satellite-based broadband is allowing telecommuters to settle in even some of the most remote areas in West Virginia. The revolutionary development is changing the face of the chiefly rural state at the center of the eastern U.S.
“What's happening now in West Virginia is revolutionary,” says David Sibray, the publisher of West Virginia Explorer Magazine and a Foxfire Realty agent who specializes in marketing rural and recreational properties.
“Thanks to Starlink and other broadband initiatives, West Virginia is welcoming thousands of new residents who are well-educated and affluent. There will be growing pains, yes, but I can't imagine a more positive future for the state.”