Broadband is no longer a luxury; it is a necessity to provide timely information, news and to support the economy and well-being of all Americans. Broadband can assist in revitalizing rural America. This is more than a technology problem; without access to broadband, entire communities are increasingly left behind in today's information-driven economy.
Unfortunately, despite significant efforts by the supervisors and administrator, Greene County's proposal for the $475,000 project, funding amount may have been one of the lowest requested, was not approved. What may be of interest is CenturyLink's role in the lack of broadband and a reliable communication system in Greene County.