While living in Granite Falls and Arlington, I have been lucky enough to have good internet. I realize this is not the case for many in LD 39.
This is an education, business, and transportation issue. If you have no internet, you have no chance at having an internet based business, or remote working from home (I deliver to a fair amount of people who work from home, but few in the rural 39). If you can’t work from home, you’ll be on the roads more than you need to (see my transportation plan). If we want all kids to have equal education, all kids need to have access to broadband internet at home and at school.
It’s already state law that all homes are supposed to have basic internet by 2024, this is too long. This needs to be a priority now for all residents in the 39th and statewide.