The Iowa Farm Bureau’s teaming with an Internet service provider to promise high-speed, low-cost service to rural Iowans. The idea came after Farm Bureau posted services on its website for members, but found out some of those members couldn’t use the tools.Many had no Internet access or it was too slow and low quality. Jay Devers with Lighthouse Communications says providers are now positioned to reach rural customers.While there may some quality issues, they’ll offer high-speed service. Devers admits noisy-line problems have plagued phone companies and may affect some Internet service.It’ll be digital technology and overcome as many problems as possible. Devers adds Lighthouse has been building a telecom network statewide for years now. They’ll roll out service next Monday to the first customers, in 17 Iowa counties. By September 2002 all rural customers should have access to Internet access.
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