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High-speed internet for rural communities?

Online survey to determine need


June 8, 2022

Linn County residents – especially those in rural communities – could get highspeed Internet connections if enough Oregonians answer an online survey about their current Internet service, according to Steve Braaten, IT director for Linn County and a member of a regional compact studying the issue.

Braaten said Oregon’s portion of federal Build Back Better funds will be used to bring high-speed fiber optics to rural residents.

He added that the COVID-19 pandemic that saw adults working from home and students attending classes online, pinpointed the disparity between Internet service...

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