I’ve Seen It All in a Small Town

“McKee, an Appalachian town of about twelve hundred tucked into the Pigeon Roost Creek valley, is the seat of Jackson County, one of the poorest counties in the country. There’s a sit-down restaurant, Opal’s, that serves the weekday breakfast-and-lunch crowd, one traffic light, a library, a few health clinics, eight churches, a Dairy Queen, a pair of dollar stores, and some of the fastest Internet in the United States.” The New Yorker: The One-Traffic-Light Town with Some of the Fastest Internet in the U.S. Or, how bringing broadband to small towns can change everything.

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