Mapping Broadband in Western North Carolina

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Frontier is the company of many promises and very little delivery. I've read all the postings above and most are similiar to our experience. Frontier's current excuse for not being able to deliver adequate (6Mbps is a minimum) and reliable (<2 is not useful) d'jour is "congestion." It's a fixable problem. All that aside, it is clear no progress is being made and Western NC will become less than a 3rd world economy if it does not improve. Frontier is not the answer. They only do what they are allowed to do. We need an activist movement to pressure local, state and even federal politicians to require telecommunications industry to include Western NC in the 21st century. As it is now, we are not even tracking well with the late, great 20th century whether it is internet access or cellular communications. I have a business in another state which I would love to expand and maybe even relocate into the Franklin area of NC. But, the business needs reliable internet access at usable bandwidths. I am sure other business are put-off by the harsh shortfall in technology in WNC as well. We've watched what Chattanooga has done. Soon, I'm given to understand that Georgia will pull a major fiber trunk into North Georgia soon so as to attract more Atlanta businesses away from Atlanta (no water there). Highlands NC just published it will provide its citizens with 10Mbps for free with options to buy more. Of course, not from Frontier. Of course, Highlands is the 2nd home to a lot of wealthy bankers and such.

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