Mapping Broadband in Western North Carolina

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We live on NC Highway 226A between Marion and Little Switzerland. This highway climbs a mountain and has sharp curves. According to the Verizon Wireless map our house gets a broadband signal from three different towers, but actually we only get a signal from one - the one near Marion. That signal is weak, so we put a large, expensive antenna in our attic to boost it. We feel lucky to get a signal at all, because most of our neighbors do not. As you drive up or down this highway your cell phone signal disappears entirely for long stretches, so broadband signals must do the same.The local phone company (Verizon, not Verizon Wireless) apparently has no plans to provide modern phone cables to the hundreds of residents along this highway. We cannot get a direct answer from the "customer service" reps because they don't have this info in India/Pakistan.

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