Sunday, July 5, 2009
Link to July 5 Marshfield News Herald article, "High-speed Internet access slow to reach rural areas".
Excerpt: Expanding high-speed Internet access into more areas of central Wisconsin will require more customers who can afford or want the service, providers say.
While broadband access is common in cities such as Marshfield and Stevens Point, for more rural areas, it can be difficult to find.
The farther away from larger municipalities, the lower the speed of Internet access, said Chris LaRowe, manager of external affairs for the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association, which represents about 70 telephone companies in the state.