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Lens: More Broadband for Rural Washington, Please!

by Matt Rosenberg March 16th, 2016

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Broadband Internet For Economic Growth In Rural Washington: More Please!

Rosalia Mayor Nan Konishi sells hand-crafted furniture, when she’s not busy governing the town of about 550 residents in Whitman County, Washington near the border with Idaho. Konishi would like to sell items on her store’s website as well, but the town’s slow internet has been a deterrent. Rosalia is starting to plan for better broadband access.

“In today’s market if you’re not online, if you don’t have the online capabilities for promoting your business, your chances for success are really small,” Konishi said.

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