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The New Yorker features Kentucky town with exceptional internet

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The New Yorker Kentucky town internet

McKee, Kentucky, was the seemingly unlikely focus of a lengthy New Yorker piece on the economic development value of high-speed broadband.

Drawing connections to the process that brought telephone service to rural areas in the last century, the piece tells the story of how McKee got some of the fastest internet speeds in the country. (And believe it or not, there’s a mule involved.)

The piece looks at the impact of broadband – from remote job opportunities to access to medical and mental health specialists –  and notes that rural broadband is a hot topic in both Republican and Democratic political circles.

Beverly Bartlett

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