The frustrating struggle for better internet service

Every month, Olive town board member Jim Sofranko gives a progress report on his attempts to bring better broadband Internet access to his town, where some areas are still only served by dial up. He said it was all part of the due diligence needed in reaching a new municipal franchise agreement with Time Warner, the local cable provider.

“We decided to focus on identifying the needs of our community,” Sofranko said in a recent interview. “We finalized a survey a year ago and found two areas in real need of improvement. There was no cable connection in Samsonville, and . . .

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