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Editorial: Valpo businesses need this high-fiber diet

The Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission is investing in a fiber optic loop to expand high-speed Internet access in the city. It’s a project that makes sense.

City Economic Development Director Patrick Lyp said the project began when a company interested in locating in Valparaiso said the biggest challenge was access to fiber, not available land, utilities, workforce or taxes.

In the 21st century, commerce relies heavily on broadband access to the Internet. Entrepreneurship, which must be encouraged, relies heavily on high-speed communications with customers, suppliers and others…Please click here to read the Times Editorial Board’s opinion.

For information about SSMMA’s broadband fiber initiative, the Chicago Southland Fiber Network, click here.

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