Arizonas 100 Million Dollar Plan For Rural Broadband Deployment

April 27, 2001

While driving the SUV somewhere between suburban Phoenix and Lake Powell, or some other out of the way Arizona destination, the thought inevitably arises: I hope I dont break down here. This is the middle of nowhere. However, what city folk perceive as nowhere, many Arizonans call home. And even though living in rural Arizona has many rewards (the beauty, the quiet, the relationship to the land, the sense of place, etc.), sometimes living in places that city folk refer to as nowhere can pose many challenges (isolation, lack of economic opportunity and deplorable public utilities such as electricity and telephone service).