Monday, February 6, 2012

The "World Wide Wait" in Rural Wisconsin

Getting caught in the Web: High-speed Internet still eludes many. (Beaver Dam Daily Citizen, 2/1/2012)

Excerpt: Ken Youra calls the Internet "the world-wide wait." All he can get is dial-up service at his home in Columbia County's town of Scott, near Pardeeville. 

His service is so slow, he can't watch a YouTube video. 

Downloading a photo takes several minutes. 

"It takes so much time," Youra said, "it takes the fun out of it."  Youra and about 50 others came to Tuesday's public meeting at the Days Inn near Portage to hear what others might have to say about the lack of high-speed broadband Internet service, particularly in rural areas, in a seven-county region that includes Columbia County.

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