This is what really grinds my gears about the WS problems - my unborn grandchildren get to pay for it:
Fitzwater said that he received a telephone call from Big River Telephone last week. Big River owns the advanced wireless spectrum for Wayne County. When the federal government awarded stimulus money a couple of years ago, Big River received a huge grant to provide high speed internet to a large region in Southeast Missouri. Big Rivers upgrades came to the Wayne/Bollinger county line. Fitzwater said that Big River did not come into Wayne County because another company received federal funding. Windstream received $10.3 million in stimulus money to provide internet upgrades; Wayne County was listed as one area where money would be spent.
I had the same reaction. All this stimulus money. I heard almost 4 years ago that their would be no upgrades until stimulus money was available, that they were broke on several calls to Windstream. Broke? Give me a break. They just wanted corporate welfare, and mean time they cook the books so they are broke. Give Jeff almost 6 mil a year for what? destroying a company? But other companies so they can leverage them out. Just like Verizon won't put a tower up in my town but they have the money to buy out other carriers. Read about how this works and you will see. It truly is robbery. -- | Speedstream 4200 Modem - 3m/384 plan | W98-W2KSP4-XPSP2 - All AMD | Buffalo WHR G54S with Tomato 1.18 | 3 downstream switches feeding 6 total clients (no wireless) | Including the Data port on the side of my neck |