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Monday, December 29, 2003

 

Small towns see broadband critical to attracting jobs

Bedford County, Pennsylvania and Grant County, Indiana are just two of the small towns and counties across the U.S. that have been looking at local broadband availability as critical to attracting and retaining jobs and industry.

As one Bedford County official describes broadband's role in industry recruitment:
"Without it [broadband] we are at a serious economic disadvantage ... When they see you don't have it, it knocks Bedford County off the screen."

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