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Gigabit Broadband Boosts Cleveland Economic Development

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Broadband and economic development is not just a rural issue. Though it may seem that urban areas have plenty of broadband, many do not have affordable speeds that also are sufficient for attracting new companies, increasing home-based businesses or helping individuals advance financially.

Ron Deus, CEO of regional WISP NetX, is delivering a gig service to businesses in Cleveland's low income communities and helping turn them around. He explains how his business got started and what strategies have made it possible to have an economic impact. NetX also provides services to areas around Cleveland.

The depth of the broadband needs in parts of urban America often go unreported or understated. This show sheds some light on how these communities can get better broadband despite this.