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The future widening of State Route 260 could be the best opportunity for installing broadband as a piggyback project as described by SB 1402. VVN/Jon Pelletier

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Verde Valley renews push for broadband

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Stalled efforts to bring broadband to the Verde Valley may be picking up steam in the coming weeks as economic development leaders bring together vendors who can help finance this expensive project.Rural communities in Arizona have lagged behind Phoenix and Tucson in delivering high-speed broadband connectivity to its residents, mostly due to the enormous cost of laying cable underground, said Clarkdale economic development director Jodi Filardo.