Updated Oct. 1, 2012 at 6:35 a.m.

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Published: 2012-10-01 06:35:00
Updated: 2012-10-01 06:35:24

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The three gubernatorial candidates on the ballot this November weigh in with their views about broadband Internet access across North Carolina ranging from economic development and health care to education and general policy....

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For the record, It has been requested by both the phone company which I pay for two lines every month and the nonexistent cable company that I not inquire about broadband service again.
How many times do we have to hear this song and dance about broadband? Every election cycle we hear it over and over. The simple fact is this. There are some of us who will never have broadband access because of the term "DENSITY". It costs a lot of money to lay fiber line in a ditch for miles only to service a few. That simply isn't going to happen unless A) cable companies are forced to or B) Cable companies are subsidized to do it.

As far as the phone lines. The phone companies are required by law to provide me access to a phone line if I have the money to pay for the service. If I build a house 10 miles out in the Neuse river mashes they have to provide service. Now the kicker. That requirement (law) does not include data. Only voice communications. The phone companies are not obligated to extend data services. So, A) they be required by law to extend data or, B) the tax payer subsidizes the extension.

So keep talking the broadband nonsense.
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