Slow Internet isn’t the problem; it’s Qwest’s Third World service |

Slow Internet isn’t the problem; it’s Qwest’s Third World service

Chuck Leathers, CRS, broker-owner, Chuck Leathers Real Estate Co.

County Commissioner Tom Long and Frisco Town Councilmember Bernie Zurbriggen can debate all day about whether high-speed Internet will keep businesses here in Summit County, but the problem is a lot more basic than that.

Our Qwest phone system is still stuck somewhere between Nigeria and Nepal in reliability and service. While Qwest has invested billions in providing cheap cell phone service in Third World countries, Summit County still can’t get half the services it advertises in its half-pound monthly invoice.

Heck, we still lack adequate postal service and home mail delivery. So forget building the Information Highway, I’d be happy just to get our Information Dirt Roads paved.

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