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Carrollton Free Press Standard News | Ribbon cutting marks rollout of broadband in Carroll County

There are 7 comments on the Carrollton Free Press Standard story from Mar 5, 2013, titled Carrollton Free Press Standard News | Ribbon cutting marks rollout of broadband in Carroll County. In it, Carrollton Free Press Standard reports that:

Representatives of the two companies, the Governor's Office of Appalachia, Connect Appalachia Broadband Task Force, Connect Ohio and Carroll County Commissioners held a ribbon cutting ceremony last Thursday at Atwood Lake Resort in Dellroy to celebrate the rollout of the service to county residents and businesses.

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Billy

Canton, OH

#1 Mar 6, 2013
Is it truly Broadband? Is it as fast or just 4G speed. From the research I have done it is not!

The wired would be, but but I'm guessing that will not be available to off the main route homes. We'll wait for the proof.
Barb

Magnolia, OH

#2 Mar 6, 2013
Something else to squander the counties money on .
Observer

Massillon, OH

#3 Mar 7, 2013
I believe this is a step in the right direction, but the biggest question is regarding the cost to the end users. The benefits of a good Internet connection can be tremendous if you know how to use it.

I feel if the cost is minimal for setup and monthly payments - this should improve the educational and economic outlook for many areas of the county. However, if the cost is several hundreds of dollars for setup, and/or monthly payments - then very few people will buy into the program, and taxpayer money should be saved for a more economical solution.

It's all in what people are willing to (or can) afford and if they're actually willing to take the time to learn how to use it.
Back Country

Columbus, OH

#4 Mar 7, 2013
I believe that this was set up mainly to benefit the oil companies that are in the area. We get the privilege to subsidize it for them.
Billy

Canton, OH

#5 Mar 7, 2013
It is performance for price. If the fastest speed is 1-2 mbps for the wireless service then that will not due. Is it faster than dial-up? yes, but not fast enough for for streaming and gaming!
joan

Dover, OH

#6 Mar 7, 2013
I thought since so much time, effort and funding was put into this project that it would create competition for time/warner and our other poor yet expensive options of internet access. NOT! The price point is right there with the rest, how wonderful.

I am sure if you are on the "entitled list" you will get it for free.... Oh I mean you can add it to the bill of the working class people who not only have to pay for their usage but the usage of the non-working, underprivileged of Carroll County who should never be denied what others earn.
R Albrecht Jr

Louisville, OH

#7 Mar 7, 2013
Welcome to the 21st century, Carroll County.

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