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Commissioners in Watertown

Broadband issues discussed

March 1, 2013

WATERTOWN — Citizens from the Watertown area were on hand to express concern at the progress of the county-wide broadband service, during the Washington County Commissioners meeting held Thursday......

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Mar-01-13 7:56 AM

Fifty years ago, the same remote residents were complaining about the condition of their gravel roads. Today they are complaining about their lack of internet service. Fifty years from now, it will probably be, not enough charging stations for their electric cars. Enjoy being remote while you still can folks.

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Mar-01-13 9:22 AM

I think WORKINGSTIFF hit it on the head. Although it's a concern, not really a problem of the county. I'm glad this article did a great job of laying everything out so we can understand it. Keep up the great work Cristen!

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Mar-01-13 10:03 AM

The county isn't in the Internet business, so essentially we secured the towers from the state in order to lease to an Internet service provider like Smart Networks," said Irvine. "Now that they lease the towers from us, it's their job to get the service deployed and to get customers signed up."Looks like the county is in the broadband leasing business, moving would be a great idea WORKINGGIRL, help yourself. How many of smaller shops and businesses, even farmers would this, ordering parts, inventory, paying bills, now that Girl and its ilk want to shut down rural Postal services, so ISSA can make good on his investments from FED-EX lobbyists

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Mar-01-13 10:07 AM

would this help. Also was it last year General assembly was trying ti not garauntee land line service to rural parts of the state, well with this broadband, the seniors and others would have phones with service, as there are parts of this county that still dont give adequate cell phone service.

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