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Rural Communities Suffer the Most Without Access to the Web

By Lauren Gibbson,

Twin Lake, MI (July 1, 2018) - Like most people these days, Wanda Finkler relies on the Internet to stay connected.

Finkler lives in Twin Lake in Muskegon County, Mich., and shops online, does her banking online, uses social media to connect with her friends and family.

So, as she built a new home in the area, Finkler was excited by the prospect of getting broadband access after several years with satellite Internet. Finkler's current satellite plan works, but is slow, especially when more than one person is online.

But when she called for a follow-up to set up high-speed Internet at her new place, she was told there'd been a mistake - her property wasn't close enough to the provider's hub, so the broadband access she'd been hoping for was no longer an option.

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