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By Nicholas Bergin
Lincoln Journal Star 

There's a real digital divide in rural Nebraska

 


GLADBROOK, Neb. (AP) — On the wide-open plains of central Nebraska, a little more than a mile north of the Logan County line along Avenue 70, Pam Schaeffer can go days without functional internet.

On those days, her husband Rodney will walk around the house grumbling about technology as he holds up his cellphone hoping to catch a good signal so he can turn on his center-pivot irrigation system, the Lincoln Journal Star (http://bit.ly/2srj6RP ) reported. Pam will drive 30 minutes to eat lunch in North Platte (she likes Taco John's) so she can use the free Wi-Fi to send pictures to her gran...



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