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Building Rural Broadband From the Ground Up
When John Reigle found out he couldn't get the telephone service he was promised to his new home and home-based business in rural Northeast Michigan, he decided to take a bold step. He started his own telecommunications company. In the 1990's, Reigle relocated to rural Northeast Michigan with assurances that the nearby telephone provider would connect his new home. After his home was built, he learned that connecting the location—like many other homes in the area—was impossible. Surrounded by forests, lakes, and farms, with few...