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Broadband Internet in rural counties in Illinois is becoming more and more of a problem, especially in Shelby County.  David Johnson with Shelby County Partners is among those working to get better Internet speeds in rural Shelby County.

Johnson gave an example of a business he founded after being a school administrator, that later was sold and moved out of Shelby County due to the lack of Broadband Internet.

Johnson added that people looking to move to a new area, aren't moving to areas without Broadband Internet.

Johnson says Shelby County residents need to contact their state and federal legislators to ask that something be done to provide Broadband Internet to rural areas of the county.

Johnson appeared as a recent guest on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show from our Shelbyville studios.

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