Good things are happening in Del Norte County. Their airport is about to get free wireless service just as the Arcata/Eureka Airport now has. In addition, their cable provider, Charter, is extending its fiber connection from Southern Oregon in to Crescent City. This is a significant development for the region. The new fiber will open up many possibilities for the county. But just like here, the effort in Del Nort doesn’t end. They will be looking for redundancy that will assure consistent connection to the Internet backbone. Sound familiar?

The possibility will now exist for a North-South fiber connection between Del Norte and Humboldt counties. Once the East-West fiber is completed between Eureka and the I-5 corridor backbone we could have a fiber loop with real economic opportunities and security.