Local firms work to improve rural internet


December 9, 2020

More than at any other time in this nation’s history, a good internet connection is vital for a student’s education.

With no end in sight to the COVID lockdowns, it’s evident that students will continue to attend school virtually -- and that creates a problem for students whose families can’t afford a connection, or who live too far out in the country to get quality internet.

According to the website BroadbandNow, approximately 4,000 people in Linn County don’t have access to any wired internet, and 18,000 don’t have fast enough internet to qualify as Broadband. Pew Research fo...

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