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Down on the Farm: Wasting time faster

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It is the topic of somber conferences and alarming stories on public radio: the speed of Internet service in our rural areas is falling way behind the rest of the world.

Internet speed in the U.S. ranks 13th in the world, and is about one-third the speed of the leader, South Korea.

But in America's rural areas, it is worse. Internet speed is less than one-fourth our already low national average.

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