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March 30, 2014

Bill Virgin: Tacoma must be careful not to be left behind in digital high-speed dust

It may be hard to recall now just what a big deal Tacoma’s Click Network was when it was rolled out in 1997. It wasn’t just the opportunity for the public to have a competitive alternative to the incumbent cable TV company. It was a source of civic pride, a nationally mentioned anecdote that vaulted Tacoma into the conversation about technologically progressive cities. Maybe even better, it was something Seattle didn’t have. Tacoma would seize some of the tech-sector’s sizzle as the “Wired City.”

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