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High-speed Internet

Published: Sunday, March 30, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

For the past nine years, I have tried to get some form of high-speed Internet to my street. Comcast and AT&T services are available to my neighbors further down the road on both sides of my house, but do not stretch down the rest of the street. I was told by AT&T that if a new subdivision was built, it would become available. The funny part of that statement was that AT&T laid cable a few years ago for a planned subdivision, but did not lay the correct cable for high-speed Internet.

I have contacted both Comcast and AT&T numerous times over nine years as well as all of the local and state politicians. No response from most, and the others couldn’t help. In the meantime, my quality of life in this technological age has suffered.

My school-age children don’t have the Internet access that is available for the majority of others in our area, and a home-based business is not an option.

My neighbors and I are willing to pay for high-speed Internet service. We are not asking for it for free. We have tried other services (such as satellite), but it is far too expensive and restrictive, and when the leaves on the trees fill in, the Internet connection is almost gone.

I hope that I do not have to beg another nine years to finally get high-speed Internet service to my area.

Milena Buck


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