Even though we finally got our fiber line completed connecting us to the Internet backbone, some of us have continued to push for additional fiber. Why? This excellent article from the Seatle-Times illustrates just what better, faster more secure broadband connections can do for a rural community. If you have questions about what additional fiber could possibly mean for our area you should take the time to read the article. One paragraph is worth quoting:

Internet-based businesses require speed, redundancy and stable electricity. The first enables quick transfer of lots of data, important for streaming video. The second guards against static, shut-down and information loss in case, say, lines get sliced by a backhoe. The third keeps everything going.