If you doubt the value of a local high-speed fiber-optic network, consider what the people of Ten Sleep, Wyoming (population 300) have done with theirs:
When it comes to call centers filled with English-speaking employees, India likely comes to mind. Not a tiny town in Wyoming called Ten Sleep, population about 300.
What Ten Sleep has is not, exactly, a call center. Instead, the town is home to a teaching center that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There, American teachers provide real-time video English lessons to thousands of students in classrooms across Asia via high-speed fiber optic networks.
Ten Sleep isn’t the only small Wyoming town that has a center: So does Cody, Powell, Lovell and nearly a half dozen other communities across the state. They’re owned by Eleutian Technology, a company that is using the internet to bring jobs once outsourced to cheap labor in the East to back to unemployed Americans in the West.
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When the time is right, maybe we should invite Eleutian Technology to Nevada County.
This is just one example of the countless opportunities afforded by a high-speed fiber-optic regional backbone.