Today's Spin

All about my experiences talking to people in Maine about how they use the Internet. The Bangor Daily News has written a multi-part series about how Maine (north of Portland) needs fatter pipes, and how businesses are in trouble if they can't get broadband that conforms to their needs. Of course, this stands in stark contrast to what we're used to in places like New York City or Long Island, where it's easy to get a faster connection at home than you might have at work.

Net-net? Not everyone in the country can access the Internet as quickly as we do here, and they tend to use the Internet for the low-fi connection it gives them to opinions and conversations, rather than for the latest whiz-bang rich media execution or streaming video. We should always remember that.