Things are changing at the local, state and national level. Most of the changes look horrible: Rising unemployment, lowering retail sales, budget deficits, foreclosures….

But out of this rubble some good thing may come. Sean McLaughlin from Access Humboldt sums up some of the positive changes that may create an more robust telecommunications infrastructure for us here on the North Coast in today’s Tech Thursday article. Much of these changes, if we pull it off, will be a direct result of the economic crisis by funneling recovery money in to projects that will build broadband structures to server rural region now and in to the future.

We’re a long way from these changes being a done deal. But the possibilities are exciting and give a glimmer of hope to offset a bit of all the gloomy economic news.