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Many rural communities in Illinois are still without high speed Internet but Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon is looking to get them connected.  Simon says the online access could lead to tremendous opportunities in education.

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Simon is urging all rural residents to take the survey which seeks to gain information on how farmers, schools, and business use high speed Internet now.  The results will be used to develop broadband plans in various industry sectors to create jobs and build awareness.  Simon says rural communities have the most to gain from high-speed Internet.  The online survey can be accessed at BroadbandIllinois.org.

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Simon says the online access could help doctors communicate on patient care.

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Simon says one of the biggest goals is to determine how businesses can expand their online presence.

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