Middlesex County Takes over Driving the Internet Bus

I like to keep up with what's going on in Middlesex County, since it's my *home turf*, and it warms the cockles of my heart to see the county submit an RFP (request for proposals) to interested parties for providing high speed broadband to the area's residents.

The county has issued a request for proposals to provide high-speedaccess that would be available to all households and businesses by2010.

Right now, broadband service is limited ornon-existent outside of towns or villages in the county, said SouthwestMiddlesex Mayor Doug Reycraft.

It's been hit and miss for the past few years in Appin for high speed. You are luck if you are in eyesight of the local silo that's got a wireless antenna. The downside is that of the 100 odd houses, lots of folks are in eyeshot, so the silo has become over subscribed. Now, that's not something you'd hear every day... "the silo is oversubscribed".