Saturday, September 5, 2015

Greensboro Looses To Salisbury

No, I'm not talking about our Grasshoppers-- I'm talking about high speed Internet and its effect on economic development. While Greensboro was busy having a contest to see which idea for high speed internet in Greensboro would never get funded and wasting a $Million Dollars in Federal money to do so, the Town of Salisbury, North Carolina built the fastest Internet service in the nation:

"Ever heard of Salisbury, North Carolina? Well, it’s now on the map as the first in the nation to offer 10 gigabit-per-second-internet connections to its citizens. The new service, revealed yesterday, is nearly 1,000 times as fast as the average internet connection in the US. A local private college is the first customer to receive the service."

And where was Greensboro Mayor Nancy Barakat Vaughan and the Greensboro City Council during all this time? Well that's a question I can't answer but I can tell you one place they weren't. They weren't on the job helping to make Greensboro an economic success.

While Salisbury was busy getting the nation's fastest Internet speeds our "leaders" were rebranding, putting lipstick on pigs and changing street names.