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Fiber optics are here!

Sicola likened the change in their portion of the information superhighway to a lane improvement.

"Before, we were trying to put four lanes of traffic onto a dirt road," Sicola said. "Now, we are putting four lanes of traffic onto a 10-lane road. Everyone can use the pipe to treat the patients. There is a lot more space for all of the doctors to be able to get onto the pipe and work."

Hooper said that the upgrade is part of the hospital's commitment to providing care.

"We have really made an investment into technology for such a small-town hospital," Hooper said. "It is great to have a company like Westelcom working with us, because it is two local organizations that are both in a positive place to help shoulder the cost of a program that will help patients and the community."

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