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Ranging Reporter update: Do you have access to high-speed Internet where you live?

June 17, 2010 at 1:17 a.m.

Internet access, especially access at a high speed, is becoming more and more essential to our daily lives. Some say high-speed availability in a locale correlates to its economic health. See the map that shows areas in the Crossroads that lack high-speed access on page B1 of Thursday's Advocate.

Ranging Reporter JJ Velasquez asked customers at IHOP Thursday if they have high-speed access:

A: "Yes, in Schulenburg. It's been like that for a while. I have it through Verizon."

Larry Hernandez, disabled veteran, Schulenburg

A: "We have access. We get it through a wireless provider. We live out in the country."

Mike Kelly, manager of a gas compressor company, Goliad County

A: "Yes, I do. I live in Yoakum. I got access six months ago. I love it. I couldn't live without it."

Kathy Moore, safe deposit box attendant, Yoakum

A: "Not really. Sometimes we do. Our top speed is 26.5 (kilobytes per second)."

Jonathan Trevino, fifth grader, Goliad County

What's a ranging reporter? These reporters go out into the community, regularly filing live reports, photos and video from around the Crossroads region. To contact JJ Velasquez, e-mail jvelasquez@vicad.com or just add a comment to this story.


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