By Jamie Henneman/The Independent Staff
Access to high speed internet is becoming increasingly important for rural communities that want to attract businesses, enable residents to telecommute and improve connectivity for students of all ages who need the internet for research and homework.
The value of having high connectivity has been recognized by a number of community groups, including Tri-County Economic Development and the Stevens County Broadband Action Team (BAT). Both groups hosted the Stevens County Tech Expo at the community college in Colville last Thursday designed to help get a “buzz” going on the topic, according to BAT member WSU Extension Coordinator Debra Hansen. More