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Ghost of Midnight

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Promise of Broadband…

#VT – Here’s an opening from an Alabama article about rural development using broadband…

Five years after borrowing $8 from her mother to start an online business, Michigan teenager Ashley Qualls has an annual income of more than $1 million. Her secrets?  A creative idea and access to broadband Internet. In [Vermont], Michael Wood-Lewis invested $15 and invited neighbors to “share messages about lost cats and block parties.”  Today, he is president of a thriving enterprise and lives in one of America’s “top-ten” neighborhoods. His secret? Leveraging Internet technology to create a space for community.  These stories may leave you wondering how you could benefit from the opportunities presented by broadband technologies…

Posted in: Community Building, e-Vermont, Front Porch Forum, Knight Foundation, Local Online, MacArthur Fellows, Media, Neighborhood, Social Media, Vermont


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