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Internet upgrades keep rural Iowans in loop

By Kyle Munson/Des Moines Register

Bowling Green, KY. (December 5, 2010) - Ann Borseth cracks as many as 50 patients' backs per week in a converted chicken coop that serves as her Country Chiropractic office on her acreage northeast of Truro. High-speed online access has become almost a necessity in her daily life, even in this pastoral rural setting along a gravel road....

...The nonprofit Connect Iowa in conjunction with the Iowa Utilities Board released a report earlier this year that showed 34 percent of Iowa households remain without a high-speed or broadband Internet connection - the vast majority by choice, whether due to lack of interest or concerns over cost...

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