McARTHUR — Terri Fetherolf has two wishes for Vinton County: clean water and fast internet.
The first is imperative for its safety and health. “But rolling out broadband is key to our economic survival,” said Fetherolf, Vinton County’s development director.
Today, high-speed internet has become a utility as important as sewage systems, the electricity grid and highways.
But despite the internet’s tightening chokehold on technologies embedded in our pockets, homes, vehicles and public spaces, more than 1 million Ohioans have zero access to fast, reliable broadband at home.