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An opportunity to meet the future of fiber optics

To the editor: If you are curious about the future of fiber optics and broadband in your community (yes, right here in the rural North Country!), I invite you to hear Peter Schultz, co-inventor of fiber optics and inductee into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, speak at Town Hall in Saranac. He will address fiber optics and their importance in our communities. Dr. Schultz, a new advisory board member of Community Broadband Network Connect, has said that he would like to do anything he can to have a positive impact on the economy and welfare of the residents of this region. CBN Connect's goal is to build a 450-mile broadband fiber and wireless network within Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties. During the last two years, I have heard time and again the desire that high speed Internet availability be brought to our "Adirondack Lifestyle" area. Our kids need it to have a level playing field with their big city cousins, home-based and small town businesses need it to compete in our economy, and the general health and welfare of all our residents is becoming more dependent on the ease of accessing competitively priced broadband. Dr. Schultz will speak at Town Hall, 3662 State Route 3, on Monday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. If you want learn about "The Evolution of Fiber Optics and the Potential Benefits to Your Community" and you want to be counted among the groundswell of people who are advocating "Broadband for Everyone," then I encourage you to attend. Joe Gerardiz
Saranac town supervisor,
CBN Connect advisory board member

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