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Letter: Count your lucky stars, Salisbury

To all of the folks in Salisbury who are complaining about the cost of Fibrant and its management, grab a dose of gratitude and make it work.

I live in Kannapolis. Thanks to lobbying by the big names in telecommunications, Fibrant is barred from expanding to Kannapolis.

Welcome to my world when my only true option for internet service is Spectrum, formerly Time Warner. I was suddenly billed for $100 for internet and basic cable instead of the $65 I had been paying for the last two years. Seems my “promo package” had expired. What is available now is internet with Wi-Fi for $69.95/month. Period. No smaller services…and this from a company, Time Warner, now Spectrum, that was offering internet services for about $30/month.

What changed? New owners. The fiber optic lines, the hardware, the software are all the same. They can raise the prices all they want just because they can.

In short, count your lucky stars for Fibrant. I would gladly sign up for Fibrant if only I could.

— Connie Byrne

Kannapolis

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