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Rural High Speed Access

I can relate to this article. My mom lives in a very rural area, and I work in one. Fortunately, I live in a small town with a couple of choices for high-speed access. I would find it very difficult to give up my DSL. My mom lives about as far in the woods as one can go, and she has DSL! It’s through a company called CenturyTel, and they specialize in rural high speed access. However, I have some friends that live a little further out, and it hasn’t got to them yet. Hopefully, it will soon.

Excert from the article

Verizon is not alone in its desire to reduce the number of landlines it owns. Big phone and cable companies are reluctant to upgrade and expand their networks in sparsely populated places where there are not enough customers to justify the investment. Instead, they are funneling billions of dollars into projects in cities and suburbs where the prospects for a decent return are higher.

Update: It’s A Girl!

The itty bitty baby panda at Zoo Atlanta is a girl!!!

Mother and baby are doing fine. She will be named in a ceremony when she turns 100 days old.

Link to Yahoo article

Awwww


These two pandas at the Atlanta Zoo are the proud parents of a baby panda. The little cub was born Wednesday, September 6. The baby panda is very, very small and is only the size of “a stick of butter.” You can watch the mother panda, Lun Lun, and her new baby on the Panda Cam.

Image from Yahoo/AFP/File/Steve Schaefer

Florence Update

Looks like Florence will probably not be a threat to the US, although it could hit Bermuda. It’s becoming disorganized so the Weather Channel doesn’t look for much to come of it as of now.

Let’s hope so.

Update: Florence has some more thunderstorms so it’s still possible for it to evolve into a hurricane, but still it’s not a threat to land.

Florence


This picture is of Florence from this morning. She’s churning away in the Atlantic and gaining strength. So far, she appears that she is going to miss the mainland US. Hope so.

Image from The Weather Channel

A New Name


Now Tropical Depression 6 is officially Tropical Storm Florence. Let’s watch the progression of the projected path over the next few days.

Image from The Weather Channel