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World’s Largest WIFI Hotspot is in Rural Oregon

Biggest Wi-Fi Cloud Is in Rural Oregon from Yahoo News reports that:

Morrow County, which borders Hermiston and spans 2,000 square miles, still doesn’t have a single traffic light. It only has 11,000 people, a number that does not justify a large telecom player making a big investment, said Casey Beard, the director of emergency management for the county.

And yet, it seems that this outback area of Oregon is now the “world’s largest hotspot, a wireless cloud that stretches over 700 square miles of landscape so dry and desolate it could have been lifted from a cowboy tune.”

The project in Morrow County is part experiment, part survivial of the community, and it brings hope to the traveler on the road that WIFI is spreading, and may be coming to a rural community near your travels.

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