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As a rural resident of Oregon, I find myself living in the Paleolithic age compared to the rest of the country, and the world. No proper road service in the wintertime from ODOT, blocking us from the valley and the cities entirely. No snow plows, no salting the ice on the roads through the coast range to the valley. Add this to the year-round disaster of rural phone/internet/wireless "service", which is more like "disservice", and it is embarrassing to tell your business colleagues as well as your family and friends around the country that you are still living with no truly-high-speed internet and have dead zones of wireless phone service scattered all over your communities. Extraordinarily-high fees for the most primitive of phone services and slow-moving "high speed" internet in name-only. What is this new governor going to do to try and being this state into the 21st century with proper road service and communications with the outside world? For all the people moving to Portland because it is a relatively-easy city to be poor in, the rest of us are moving out of Oregon in droves because we can no longer work in such a backward environment.
posted 2 years, 7 months ago
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