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Building A Physical Bridge Might Be Cheaper

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Eleven days ago I wrote about the great digital divide. Today, I rant about the cost of bridging that divide. I’ve done a fair bit to try to secure better internet up here. For one, I bugged Spectrum, the big ISP around here, into giving me a quote on a service install. A lot more on that later. I also got a Visible SIM card, giving us a three-tiered solution for the time being.

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The Valley of the Great Digital Divide

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Oh, Hello Deborah, Simone, the internet. Speaking of the internet, I recently moved to Northern California - specifically Shasta County, where more than 40,000 people, myself included, lack broadband internet. Now, I currently work as a Software Engineer, so having the internet is very important for me to work - here’s how that’s going. I guess I should begin by describing what internet we do have. Currently, the house I’m living in is connected to TDS DSL, at a blistering megabit or so download, and a blazing 300 kilobits per second upload.

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