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Valley lacking in Internet speed

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
Ojai has substandard broadband infrastructure and connectivity, according to Bruce Stenslie, president and CEO of the Economic Development Collaborative for Ventura County (EDC-VC). He argues that the lack of access to high-speed Internet is particularly detrimental to the city's economic opportunities.
“Statistically, we are underprivileged and it’s affecting our ability to attract certain types of companies,” said Ojai City Councilman William Weirick, who sits on EDC-VC's Board.
Weirick has requested EDC-VC prepare ideas as to what the City Council can do to address the issue. 
“I'm waiting for EDC-VC to come back with the options,” he said. “It's one of those little sleeper issues that we need to address.”

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