COMMENT By Bob Weaver

Is it time to give up on High Speed Internet?

Frontier's download speed was 230 Monday night, making it difficult to compose the Hur Herald.

We certainly are suffering from the fact there is no standard for High Speed Internet, and providers can claim and charge whatever they want.

We pay the bill, don't get the service as many of our readers complain.

We're told schools, libraries and government agencies are getting the real deal, finally.

Having attended a dozen or so meetings and conferences during the past 20 years, listening to promises that High Speed is coming to rural areas, it seems like a good time to abandon such promises.

The Herald has had a bountiful supply of perseverance, but the basket on some days seems pretty empty.

We certainly feel compassion for any poor soul who has aspired to operate any kind of business on the Internet in this part of the world.

Calhoun and West Virginia are at the bottom nationwide with real High Speed service, as the entire nation lags behind most of the developed countries.

While Calhoun and most of West Virginia's rural counties have clung to hope, more recently with Frontier's press releases, maybe the time has come to surrender.

I began to feel a little better five years ago after a 30 year effort to get a modern highway into the county (the Little Kanawha Parkway or the Blue-Gray US 33 Project) were completely taken off the lengthly list of future WV road projects.

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