USDA Broadband Loans

Following link is from Mason’s Broadband committee. Abstract:

“Like consumers, federal officials are increasingly aware that the Web is a basic necessity: for folks in the so-called gig economy, for schoolchildren, for low-income Americans who can’t afford a PC and, yes, even for farmers.”

Read the entire story at the Washington Post

We thought of the futility of it all when yesterday we noticed a Fairpoint truck whose technician was “upgrading” three pairs of copper to provide T1 class service to one of our neighbors on Wilton Road. It’s so cost effective that Fairpoint doesn’t even list the price on the web…. “call for a quote”; we know what that means.

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