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Technology organization working to give internet to rustic communities

Internet interfaces individuals to the world so having slow internet or no access at all is baffling.

A local technology organization is working to solve that issue one town at a time.

Cherry Capital Communications is giving homes in rural Cheboygan better access to the internet.

Huge numbers of these Cheboygan homes previously had access to the internet, yet the addition of fiber-optic cables make access to the internet more dependable and much faster.

Around 75 homes have signed up for the service and Cherry Capital Communications estimates 156 will sign up when it’s all said and done.

“Their options here are pretty limited,” Community Technology Advisor Tom Stephenson said. “The technology the fixed wireless is unlicensed they have old telephone lines so the speeds that are available with those technologies are now getting to the point where it’s not useful for the residents.”

Congressman Jack Bergman went to the ceremony this afternoon to celebrate Cherry Capital Communication’s venture.

He recently presented his rural broadband connectivity act which would give incentives to businesses to give high-speed internet in places that don’t have it.

“In order to live our normal lives, we need high-speed internet connectivity,” Bergman said.

Bergman is optimistic his bill will pass and help improve the lives of other Michiganders also.

Individuals weren’t moving to rustic zones around here in view of the absence of high-speed internet.

These points on conduits to fiber-optic cables should help with that as well.

Cherry Capital Communications likewise expectations projects like this will carry all the more great paying jobs to Michigan.

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