Mapping Broadband in Western North Carolina

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I own an online business and in 2012, my wife and I moved from a large city where we had 20Mb Cable Internet to Hendersonville, NC. Not being too familiar with the area, we made the decision to rent.

Most will never understand what it is like to not have broadband as they haven't recently had to do without it.

As we looked for houses to rent, we had to make decisions based on internet connection. It was unfortunate to find out that DSL 6Mb is the fastest speed available in the area where we were looking.

We've been here for a year and would $100/month for faster internet but that is not an option. As we look for land and the possibility of buying a house, internet availability is the first thing we have to consider.

Even if someone gave us free land, if it did not have broadband, we would not build on it.

Prior to my own experience, my thought was for people to move. It's easy to have that mindset when you have your own fast connection.

Thanks for your efforts and keep at it.

-Steve

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