Business Council tackles rural internet access

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Doing business in rural Wyoming has its advantages — the wide-open spaces, slower pace of life and easy access to outdoor adventures are attractive fringe benefits that are hard to come by. Still, it isn't always easy, as Mark Marlatt, the IT Director for Bloedorn Lumber Company, knows. With few options for providers and limited bandwidth at the company's corporate hub in Torrington, Marlatt has suggested to the company’s leadership that perhaps it makes better business sense to relocate the hub somewhere with more reliable and less expensive broadband connectivity. 

Torrington has served as the company's home since its founding in the early-1900s, and has been the headquarters of its impressive expansion to 27 branches in Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska and Montana. Each branch relies on connectivity to the Torrington office to operate at its peak efficiency.  

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