Making Data More Accessible

Build a fiber optic cable from Eureka, California to The Dalles, Oregon.

Currently there is one fiber optic cable connecting Eureka to the Internet. When that is accidentally cut, business stops. No credit or debit card sales, no automatic inventory re-ordering. The cable fails about once a year. If we connected to the data centers in The Dalles we could continue to be in business. The telecom companies have already designed the system but are waiting for a "big player" to sign on to finance the construction. This is a "shovel ready" construction project that would employ Americans.

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