Linking Silverton to the Internet gets rekindled

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Linking Silverton to the Internet gets rekindled

CenturyLink – and the town – hopes to make good on its promise this fall
Israel Caperon with Integra out of Denver pulls cable through a trench behind the CenturyLink building being built Wednesday in Silverton as the installation of fiber-optic cable continues in the town.
Israel Caperon with Integra out of Denver holds cut cable that is being put in a trench behind the CenturyLink building being built Wednesday in Silverton as the installation of fiber-optic cable continues in the town.
Visitors to Silverton head into High Noon Hamburgers on Wednesday after arriving via the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. “This has been a long roller coaster of a ride. It’s reminiscent of the Wild West in the Industrial Age,” said Anthony Edwards, a Silverton resident who has been working on Silverton’s Internet project since 1999.
Penelope Higgins runs a credit card from within the Shady Lady Restaurant on Wednesday in Silverton. Residents of the only county in Colorado without a fiber connection have spent almost a year struggling with a microwave-link connection. “It is a 50-year-old technology that is absolutely inadequate,” said Pete McKay, a San Juan County Commissioner.

Linking Silverton to the Internet gets rekindled

Israel Caperon with Integra out of Denver pulls cable through a trench behind the CenturyLink building being built Wednesday in Silverton as the installation of fiber-optic cable continues in the town.
Israel Caperon with Integra out of Denver holds cut cable that is being put in a trench behind the CenturyLink building being built Wednesday in Silverton as the installation of fiber-optic cable continues in the town.
Visitors to Silverton head into High Noon Hamburgers on Wednesday after arriving via the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. “This has been a long roller coaster of a ride. It’s reminiscent of the Wild West in the Industrial Age,” said Anthony Edwards, a Silverton resident who has been working on Silverton’s Internet project since 1999.
Penelope Higgins runs a credit card from within the Shady Lady Restaurant on Wednesday in Silverton. Residents of the only county in Colorado without a fiber connection have spent almost a year struggling with a microwave-link connection. “It is a 50-year-old technology that is absolutely inadequate,” said Pete McKay, a San Juan County Commissioner.
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