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editorial

A high-speed highway to a good rural future


[Editor’s note: There is an ongoing effort underway in Wayne County, PA to look at increasing broadband capacity throughout the county and to build a business-class broadband network that also will enhance cellular opportunities. Across the river, Sullivan County, NY is applying for a number of federal grants to stimulate broadband service and is working with large Internet service providers to inquire about grant opportunities. The county also is fighting for what it sees as its fair share of New York State’s contribution to the FCC’s Universal Service Fund (funded via consumer telephone bills) to advance universal telecommunications service. Finally, on Wednesday July 31 at 1 p.m., the USDA Rural Utilities Service and New York State Broadband will hold a joint broadband webinar for stakeholders; registration is required to join the session by going to www2.gotomeeting.com/register/412573378.]