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June 22, 2013

OUR VIEW: Cheers and Jeers

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Cheers: The Niagara County legislature is hoping to introduce broadband Internet service to rural parts of the county. In the Town of Lockport alone, up to 20 percent of residents cannot get the high-speed service. Most town officials appear interested in getting their residents connected, but one councilman questioned the need for government to get involved. But if not the government, then who? Most businesses are moving too slowly to expand broadband capabilities, and high-speed Internet is becoming increasingly necessary in this high-tech world. Perhaps some government action will give Internet providers a swift kick in the seat of their pants.

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