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RR Conductor
NWP RR Inc.,serving NW CA
Redwood Valley, CA

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Re: [Rant] Heard about Broadband for America

said by pclover:

The goal will never happen. Getting Broadband to every american is a smokescreen imo.

We can do it, we got electricity to almost all rural Americans in less than 15 years.

". Rural electrification became one of the most successful government programs ever enacted. Within 2 years it helped bring electricity to some 1.5 million farms through 350 rural cooperatives in 45 of the 48 states. By 1939 the cost of a mile of rural line had dropped from $2,000 to $600. Almost half of all farms were wired by 1942 and virtually all of them by the 1950s. "


If we don't let corporate America dictate our future, we can make this nation shine. Today, Broadband is every bit as vital as electricity was then, and should not and must not be solely entrusted to for profit corporations.

Lincroft, NJ
FYI - In today’s cable news roundup article by Jeff Baumgartner on the Light Reading Cable site (»www.lightreading.com/document.as···lr_cable) is this item:

It's worth taking some time to play around with the broadband deployment map (»tiles.mapbox.com/fcc/map/Section···ment-Map) that the FCC released Thursday. It gives a county-by-county breakdown of [fixed] broadband access in the United States. You can see that San Francisco is very well wired. California's Modoc County ... not so much.