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Potential users imagine benefits of Big Broadband in Champaign-Urbana

By Joel Steinfeldt — This summer, Tanya Weatherly will again decide between having Internet access at home and paying her other utility bills.

Robert K. O'Danielle - The News-Gazette/May 26, 2010.

Struggling to survive

By Jhane Reifsteck—The town of Longview has faced a high povery rate and loss of business in recent years.

In the 2000 Census, Longview's povery rate was just over 15 percent, with 25 of the 160 residents living at or below the poverty level.

CU-Citizen Access/With less than 200 residents and shrinking business, Longview has one of the highest rate of poverty in Champaign County.

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