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Innovative Mapping Tool Quantifies Wyoming’s Broadband Needs « Back to Search Results

Wyoming has a new and unique tool for enhancing its broadband coverage in rural areas: an interactive map that shows the results of internet-speed tests and broadband availability across the state, detailed down to individual parcels.

“This tool is going to make an enormous difference in improving broadband coverage in rural Wyoming,” said Wyoming’s broadband manager, Russ Elliott. “What gets measured gets done. Our mission is to serve every Wyoming citizen and every Wyoming business, and to do that we need to know where and who the people are that need our support.”

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Upton is located 70 miles east of thirteen open pit coal mines, including the Thunder Basin Coal Mine, the nation's largest. You can arrange to have guided tours to learn more about this critical industry in northeast Wyoming. Upton and Newcastle are on the railroad right-of-way that ships most of the coal to midwestern and eastern markets. There is an average of 75 Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad trains that pass through Weston County daily. This is a train watchers heaven!