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Blacksburg was already well prepared when the U.S. government announced in April that the Virginia town would be home to the country’s first commercial drone delivery service.

Virginia Tech University, based in Blacksburg, has for years hosted a major drone development program, which has carried out experimental deliveries of ice cream, fast food and more.

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