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Area counties are lagging behind
in broadband internet access

From the April 28, 2021 issue
of The Journal

   When it comes to access to fast internet speeds, Stewart County ranks at the bottom of the region and the state, and other area counties area also lagging, according to a recent report from River Valley Regional Commission (RVRC).
   Across the entire region served by the RVRC, broadband service is not available to 22 percent of the population. While that figure is troubling, it's nothing compared to Stewart County's stat. Stewart County has the largest percent of the population residing in areas with no broadband access at 99 percent.
   Stewart County is followed by Webster County at 73 percent, ...
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