For over 10 years, several business and institutional leaders in Nevada County, California, have been pushing to get broadband internet access for the region. While there are two projects underway in western Nevada County that will bring faster internet to some, locals say more needs to be done. Recent reports on the matter highlighted that telecommunications companies have few incentives to extend service into sparsely populated communities. There are also challenges posed by the fact that the internet is lightly regulated and there are few rules to maintain competition. As a result, consumers in places like Nevada County are faced with few provider options, which results in high prices and slow speeds.
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