Slow internet service stalls rural economic growth

Slow internet service stalls rural economic growth

Access to fast Internet is a critical success factor for every North Carolina worker, according to editors at the Sun Journal. They hope the NC Senate will pass the BRIGHT Futures Act, which will open opportunities for private Internet service providers to tap unused bandwidth – known as “dark fiber” — from government-owned digital infrastructure. “We’ve heard plenty of stories from young entrepreneurs who wanted to establish a business in rural areas in this region, but when they learned how slow the Internet service was, they were forced to set up shop elsewhere. We’re sure that this is a common story across the state and it’s one of the key reasons why the economic development of North Carolina’s rural areas lags so far behind our cities.”

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