Broadband Or Bust

For many small businesses, the shining promise of high-speed access still seems a long way off

Things move slowly in the Hudson Valley township of Schodack, N.Y. There's Gem Farms Buffalo, which, despite being "your one-stop shopping source for all your buffalo needs," seldom suffers a stampede of business. There's Goold Orchards, which has pressed its own apples for 90 years. And there's the Internet: It tops out at 56 kilobits per second.

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