Sometimes you happen on a piece of art that really affects you. This amazing picture has a juxtaposition and poses that really does it for me.
Earlier in the day I was thinking about heroism. Mostly I feel it’s a human construct used to describe people’s actions. But all to often people are put on pedestals and called “HEROES!”. That really bugs me. But for some reason I find these two women real heroins. They are Sheros of the first order.
Although access to affordable, fast broadband connections now determines economic, health, and educational opportunities and even public safety, North Carolina ranks dead last.
According to a June 2013 report issued by the FCC Wireline Competition Bureau, North Carolina ranks dead last – superseded even by Mississippi now- with only 17% of its households subscribing to the level of broadband the FCC deems necessary to engage in modern life.
First the industry asked the NC legislature to be deregulated, and they did, terminating local build-out requirements. Then they asked the legislature to stop municipalities from providing broadband, and so they did. And THIS IS WHAT WE GOT. Worst broadband in the country.
Update: June 24, 2013 – I added a link to the FCC pdf that is the source of the data in the table above. -BrianR
Update #2: Added “(in thousands)” to the Households column to more acuartly reflect FCC document.