BOISE -- The coordinator of a program intended to boost high-speed internet access across the state says rural northern Idaho is the worst-served part of the state for broadband internet service.
Mike Field of the LinkIdaho project told the Idaho Legislature's interim committee on energy, environment and technology on Friday that inadequate access makes it harder to attract companies as well as deliver education and health care.
The Spokesman Review reports that Field says the Panhandle area is where the state is struggling the most with broadband internet service.
The LinkIdaho project is planning a "broadband summit" on Oct. 22 in Boise.
Vince Rinaldi of the Silver Valley Economic Development Corp. says there's a connection between broadband and prosperity.