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Monday, May 05, 2003


Lack of good broadband access blamed for stalled economy in parts of far northwest California

Lack of good broadband access blamed for stalled economy in parts of far northwest California

Times-Standard article covering the ongoing failure of the local phone company to get a fiber cable into the Eureka area because of the battle it's having to fight with Caltrans (the state highway department) over putting the cable on the highway right-of-way.

The issue is not so much broadband access around town as it is the pipeline out of town to the rest of the world.

I don't know who's at fault (SBC or Caltrans), but this has been going on for years. No mention has been made in any press report of possibly using either power utility or railroad rights-of-way as alternatives to the highway corridor.


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