New Telecommunications Jobs
Up to 1,200 workers will be needed during the telecommunications infrastructure construction. Future additional
jobs will include installation and network center operations.
Local Business Opportunities
From Main Street to Broadband Avenue — there will be expanded opportunities for web-based, retail,
and agribusiness development.
Retain & Attract Industry
Telecommunications infrastructure connectivity and teleconferencing will make location less important
to business and industry attracted to the area. It will also open up opportunities for local small
business growth and development.
Rural Schools —
Now Second to None
Use of the telecommunications infrastructure will equip local schools, adult education, community colleges,
and workforce training programs with the ability to teach and reach students with specialized subject
area content despite possible lack of local teachers and resources in those fields.
Telecommunications connectivity will revolutionize rural and small town health care. Family practitioners will
link to specialists and teaching hospitals outside the area. Doctors will make 21st century house calls.
Rural clinic nurse practitioners will link with supervising physicians and hospitals.