Saturday, February 8, 2020

Spectrum outage puts local lack of access into perspective

That Spectrum outage that hit many Gasport households today?

That's how quite a few homes and farms in Royalton and Hartland live and operate every day.

A good number of locals don't have cable or fiber runs out their way and have to rely on spotty, inconsistent cellular technology for internet service. Mind you, there's little that's remote or wild about our community that would/should prevent decent access to high-speed internet (a growing necessity in the present and future).

That's just a little something to consider when you hear NYS officials say -- and local officials agree -- that the state is fully connected to high-speed internet.