State Telecom Position Improves

Laramie, Wy – A new report shows that companies have put a lot of high speed internet lines into Wyoming over the last few years. The growth amounts to a 400 percent increase and apparently leads the country. But, a member of the state's Telecommunications Council, Robert Aylward says the state had a lot of room to grow. The report shows that about 80 percent of Wyoming's population has access to high speed internet. Aylward says getting it to the next 20 percent will be difficult because most of those people live in rural areas.